Name: Freya

Origin and Meaning of the Name Freya

  • Meaning:
    Woman
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (FREY ya); (FRAY uh)
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Miscellaneous Info for Freya

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Freya may be taken as a variant of Freyja, name of a Nordic Earth goddess. Twin sister of Freyr, Freyja is the goddess of fertility and birth, also associated with death and the underworld. She is also a goddess of love and sexuality, of gold and silver.
    The English day of the week "Friday" is presumably named after her.

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