Girl Baby Name

Frida

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Quick Facts on Frida

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • German, Nordic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
FREE-da
Simple meaning:
Peace

Characteristics of Frida

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Frida

Frida and Frieda are German names; the Scandinavian form is Fríða. They are all derived from the Germanic element “frid” meaning “peace”. In fact, the modern word “peace” replaced the Olde English “frið” which was also associated with the word “happiness” (as in peace of mind). Some people mistakenly believe that the Old Norse Fríða means “beautiful, beloved” but they are confusing her with Freyja (a different name altogether). In Nordic mythology, Freyja was a goddess of love and beauty, and her name actually means “lady”. Frida, however, means “peace”. The name was most famously borne by the celebrated Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Incidentally, Frida Kahlo’s father was born in Germany, of German-Jewish descent, and settled in Mexico at the age of 19. This is how the Mexican artist received her Germanic first name. Today the name Frida is especially popular in Norway and Denmark, but it is also used with regularity in Germany and Sweden.

Popularity of the Name Frida

The name Frida was only on America’s Top 1000 list for nine years, between 2001 and 2009. Likely the name’s usage was influenced by the popular 2002 film “Frida” starring Salma Hayek as surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The name’s best year on the charts was the year following the movie’s release (2003) when she ranked 650 out of 1000 (in other words, Frida never gained any real steam). Today the name no longer exists on America’s Top 1000 list, which means it’s a rare choice by all accounts. As a Germanic name, Frida is strong and no-nonsense, even a bit forceful in sound. Yet the balance of her “peaceful” etymology makes this one a confident choice.
Popularity of the Girl Name Frida
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Frida

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Frida

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Frida

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

  • Popular Songs on Frida

    Popular Songs on Frida

    Frida - is an opera based on the life of Frida Kahlo

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Frida

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Frida

    Frida (Jonah Winter) - When her mother was worn out from caring for her five sisters, her father gave her lessons in brushwork and color. When polio kept her bedridden for nine months, drawing saved her from boredom. When a bus accident left her in unimaginable agony, her paintings expressed her pain and depression - and eventually, her joys and her loves. Over and over again, Frida Kahlo turned the challenges of her life into art. Now Jonah Winter and Ana Juan have drawn on both the art and the life to create a playful, insightful tribute to one of the twentieth century's most influential artists. Viva Frida! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Frida Kahlo (Mike Venezia) - From the well-respected “Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists” series, Mike Venezia presents a biography of Frida Kahlo Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas, 24 Activities (Carol Sabbeth) - Children will find artistic inspiration as they learn about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in these imaginative and colorful activities. The art and ideas of Kahlo and Rivera are explored through projects that include painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style, creating a mural with a social message like Rivera, making a Day of the Dead ofrenda, and crafting an Olmec head carving. Vibrant illustrations throughout the book include Rivera's murals and paintings, Kahlo's dreamscapes and self-portraits, pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art, as well as many photographs of the two artists. Children will learn that art is more than just pretty pictures; it can be a way to express the artist's innermost feelings, a source of everyday joy and fun, an outlet for political ideas, and an expression of hope for a better world. Sidebars will introduce children to other Mexican artists and other notable female artists. A time line, listings of art museums and places where Kahlo and Rivera's art can be viewed, and a list of relevant websites complete this cross-cultural art experience. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Frida the Wondercat (Betsy Everitt) - All is well for Louise and her cat, Frida, until Louise finds a ruffled collar on her doorstep that, once on, turns ordinary Frida into a piano-playing wondercat. “The zany goings-on are wonderfully depicted in the two-dimensional illustrations, drawn with deceptive naiveté and carefully controlled by the skillful use of color, composition, and line.” Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Frida's Office Day (Thomas P. Lewis) - Frida Cat goes in to work with her father, spends the morning helping him in his office, and has a fun afternoon with him enjoying the big city. Recommended for ages 7-9.

    Suppertime for Frieda Fuzzypaws (Cyndy Szekeres) - It’s suppertime, but Frieda has her eyes on a plate of delicious-looking cookies papa has baked, not the healthy dinner mama has dished out. “I’m not hungry,” she says, “but I will have a cookie, please.” Every parent and child will laugh at the familiar battle of wills between the little kitty cat who won’t eat and her caring (but firm) mom and dad. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Frida

    Famous People Named Frida

    Famous People Named Frida - Frida Kahlo (Mexican painter)

  • Children of Famous People Named Frida

    Children of Famous People Named Frida

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

  • Historic Figures

    Frida - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Frida Kahlo (6 Jul 1907 – 13 Jul 1954) - Frida Kahlo (de Rivera) was the famous Mexican artist who is known as much for her association with Diego Rivera as for her own paintings, most notably her self-portraits. Born of a German Jewish father and a Mexican mother, Frida was early on moved to study medicine. The victim of a devastating bus accident when she was a teenager, Frida took to painting during her long convalescence. The resulting injuries would plague her all her life, leaving her wounded, in pain and in need of multiple surgeries, all of which conditions seeped into her paintings. Her volatile relationship with Rivera, whom she married, divorced, remarried and lived within an uncomfortable form of “open marriage”, was another overwhelming inspiration for her suffering-infused artwork. She died at the young age of forty-seven, and in spite of some significant recognition of her work during her lifetime, it was not until the 1980’s that she achieved the cult status she enjoys today. Embraced by feminists and art lovers alike, perhaps the best assessment of her legacy was uttered in 1938 by fellow artist Andre Breton, who called her work “a ribbon around a bomb”.

Personality of the Girl Name Frida

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Frida

  • No Variations Found.
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