Freya (given name)

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Freya
Freyja and cats and angels by Blommer.jpg
The goddess Freyja depicted in a portrait by Nils Blommér.
Pronunciation /ˈfr.ə/ FRAY
Gender female
Origin
Word/name Old Norse
Meaning "Lady"
Other names
Related names Frea, Freja, Freyja, Frøya

Freya is an Old Norse feminine given name derived from the name of the Old Norse goddess Freyja.

Freya was the 25th most popular name for baby girls born in England and Wales and was the 32nd most popular name for baby girls born in Scotland in 2007.[1] Freya was the 220th most popular name for girls born in Germany in 2007. Variant Freja was the most popular name for baby girls born in Denmark in 2009[2] and was the 52nd most popular name in Sweden in 2009 for baby girls.[3]

Notable people with the name include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behind the Name
  2. ^ Danmarks Statistik
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden. (n.d.). [1]. Retrieved February 10, 2008.