US Popularity:4047
Origin:German
Meaning:Peace; Elf counsel; Peaceful ruler
Fred is a gender-neutral name that stems from the masculine Old German and Old French titles Frederick, Manfred, and Alfred. Fred by itself means “peace,” but its predecessors give it the meanings “elf counsel” and “peaceful ruler,” too. The leader of the gang in Scooby Doo is named Fred, as is the head of the Stone Age family in The Flintstones. The beloved Fred Weasley from Harry Potter also shares this vintage title. The perfect name for a whimsical soul and natural-born leader, Fred has an assertive yet approachable vibe. Fred is a wonderful name for a being who wishes to forge their own path peacefully.

Famous People Named Fred

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Fred Shuttlesworth
    Civil Rights Activist

Fred Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Fred is currently #2380 on The Bump
Boy:Fred is currently #1645 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Fred is currently #1335 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Fred is currently #4047 in U.S. births
Boy:Fred is currently #4203 in U.S. births
Girl:Fred is currently #17315 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
1989
Gender:
Girl
#17315
in 1989
- 9414
from 1984
In comparison to the previous year's data
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.