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

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  • Fred Shuttlesworth
    Civil Rights Activist
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