Name: Fred

Origin and Meaning of the Name Fred

  • Meaning:
    Peaceful ruler; peace-keeper
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    English speaking countries
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    Fred is a nickname for Frederick or Alfred. In speech 'Fred Bloggs' is a name used to mean 'any old member of the public'. Fred is used as the name of one of the Weasley twins in J.K. Rowling's popular 'Harry Potter' series.

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