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Quick Facts on Freddy

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 913
Simple meaning:
Peaceful ruler

Characteristics of Freddy

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Freddy

Freddy is an English diminutive of Frederick (similar to how Fritz is the German diminutive of Friedrich or Fredo is the Italian diminutive of Federico). Frederick originated as a Germanic name, from the elements “frid” meaning “peace” and “rīc” meaning “ruler, power”. Frederick has a long and noble history on continental Europe dating back to the Middle Ages. The name was borne by several Archdukes of Austria (12th-13th centuries); Holy Roman Emperors (12th to 15th centuries); Kings of Denmark (15th to 20th centuries); Kings of Prussia (17th to 19th centuries); and Kings of Saxony (18th to 20th centuries). The Norman French introduced the name to England in the 11th century (after the Norman Conquest) but it did not take hold among the British until centuries later under the influence of the House of Hanover, the German dynasty who assumed the British throne in 1714 starting with King George I (who also happened to be the grandfather of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia). Another famous name bearer was American Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a former slave turned powerful orator and abolitionist. Variations of this name include Fredrik (Scandinavian); Frédéric (French), Friedrich (German); Federico (Italian and Spanish). English diminutives and pet forms are Fred, Freddie and Freddy. They are also considered diminutives of Alfred.

Popularity of the Name Freddy

As an independently given name in the United States, Freddy first hit the charts in 1925. Not surprisingly, in 1925 the simple one-syllable Fred was the 33rd most popular baby boy’s name nationwide and the three-syllable Frederick was ranked #65. The youthful and colloquial Freddy was a natural follower. Freddy’s modest success pretty much mirrored his more popular brothers as the decades progressed. Today Fred and Freddy are no longer popular, while the more traditional Frederick does “okay” in terms of usage. Freddy is akin to names like Jimmy and Tommy. It’s just so youthful and informal. We also can’t help but think of the poster boy of horror film villains: Freddy Krueger from “Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) and its sequels. Although we will say this: Freddy brightens up frumpy old Fred but if you’re feeling frisky then go with Fritz. Frederick is, of course, the choice for traditionalists.
Popularity of the Boy Name Freddy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Freddy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Freddy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Freddy

    Freddy We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Freddy.

  • Popular Songs on Freddy

    Popular Songs on Freddy

    Do the Freddy - a song by the Adolescents

    Freddy My Love - a song by Cindy Bullens

    Frog Named Freddy - a song by Melissa Ferrick

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Freddy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Freddy

    Freddy Anniversary Collection (Walter R. Brooks) - Here, together for the first time, are the first three Freddy books that Walter Brooks wrote, in a single volume, in the order in which they first appeared: Freddy Goes to Florida, alongside Freddy Goes to the North Pole, followed by the unforgettable Freddy the Detective. Each is lavishly illustrated by Kurt Wiese. The detective stories about the beloved animal characters on Mr. Bean's farm, whose adventures have entertained so many children for so long, are sure-fire favorites. Freddy, “the smallest and cleverest” of the pigs on the farm, sets up in a business as a detective – the central figure in a series of 26 books in total written between 1927 and 1958. Adam Hochschild, writing in The New York Times Book Review, describes the series as "the moral center of my childhood universe." Recommended for ages 8-12.

    I, Freddy: Book One in the Golden Hamster Saga (Dietlof Reiche) - Move over, Stuart Little, there is a new mouse in town. Except this mouse is a hamster. And not just any hamster. He is a golden hamster of the highest order - and destined for great things. Freddy is not happy with his boring treadmill life at the pet store. He continually embarrasses himself in an attempt to get adopted. Freddy believes he will have a more civilized and exciting life as soon as he has a home. After a series of funny misadventures (including encounters with a fierce tomcat and two guinea pigs who speak in Shakespearean couplets) he teaches himself to read and write. He then pens his witty and heartwarming autobiography that tells of his journey to self discovery. A hamster has never been smarter or funnier in telling the tale of his exceptional life. There are more titles in this series. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Tooth Trouble (Abby Klein) - The Ready, Freddy Series Book #1. Watch out, Junie, there's a new kid on the block! It's Freddy Thresher, a first grader who knows it's a jungle out there. A new chapter book series written by an elementary teacher who's seen it all! Freddy Thresher has a problem: a really, really, big problem. He's the only one in his class who hasn't lost a tooth! All of the other students in Mrs. Wushy's first grade have signed their names on the Big Tooth, and Freddy's determined to get his name on it, too. So when Max "The Meanie" Sellars calls Freddy a baby, Freddy decides he's going to lose that tooth one way or another, even if it means getting punched in the face at recess, or even bigger trouble, with Mom! There are over two dozen titles in the Ready, Freddy series. Recommended for ages 5-8.

  • Famous People Named Freddy

    Famous People Named Freddy

    Famous People Named Freddy - Freddie Mercury (front man for Queen); Freddie Prinze (actor); Freddie Prinze, Jr. (actor); Freddy Sanchez (baseball player); Freddy Wexler (singer/songwriter/producer); Freddy Fender (country musician); Freddy Adu (soccer player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Freddy

    Children of Famous People Named Freddy

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Freddy - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Freddy.

  • Historic Figures

    Freddy - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Freddy - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Freddy.

Personality of the Boy Name Freddy

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Freddy

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