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Freddy is a Dutch and English boy’s name that means “peaceful ruler”. Freddy is a diminutive of Frederick and has a more casual sound than the original. It’s hard to separate the name from infamous horror villain Freddy Kruger from the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” series.

Meaning of the name Freddy:

English, Dutch: peaceful ruler

Origin of the name Freddy:

Freddy is a baby boy’s name of English and Dutch origin. Freddy is a diminutive of Frederick and means “peaceful ruler”.

Symbolism of the name Freddy:

Freddy means “peaceful ruler” and is associated with all of the iconic royal symbols: the throne, crown, sword, and sceptre.

freddy baby name info

Style of the name Freddy:

traditional

Gender of the name Freddy:

Freddy is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Freddy:

FREHD-ee

Number of syllables in the name Freddy:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Freddy:

Freddy evokes feelings of camaraderie and hard work.

Alternative spellings for the name Freddy:

Freddie, Fredy

Nicknames for the name Freddy:

  • Fred
  • Red
  • Ed 
  • Eddy

Popularity of the name Freddy:

According to the Social Security Administration, Freddy was a popular baby boy’s name in the mid to late 20th century. Freddy was in the top 1000 names between 1925 and 2015. Freddy peaked at #321 in 1946.

Related names for the name Freddy:

Great middle names for the name Freddy and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Freddy:

  • Freddy Fender (American country music singer)
  • Freddy Head (American jockey)
  • Freddy Garcia (Venezuelan baseball pitcher)
  • Freddy Rodriguez (American actor)
  • Freddy Cannon (American rock singer)

Freddy in popular culture:

  • Freddy Krueger (film, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” series)
  • Freddy Fazbear (video game, “Five Nights at Freddy's” series)
  • Freddy Honeychurch (literature, “A Room with a View” by E.M. Forster)
  • Freddy Quimby (television, “The Simpsons”)
  • Freddy Rumsen (television, “Mad Men”)