Freddie is an individual name, as well as a diminutive of names containing the element “fried” or “fred”, like e.g. Frederick, Friedrich or Alfred. Freddie is a unisex name, but mostly given to boys.
What does the name Freddie mean?
Freddie means derived from Old High German “fridu” meaning “peace” or “protection”.
Freddie – a name with a difference!
Short names are all the rage right now, but you still want to pay homage to your grandfather? Then the trend of giving short forms as independent names is just right for you. This way, you’re no longer faced with the decision of whether or not to name your little one Alfred, but you can simply use the modern and crisp version Freddie! If you like it very unusual, you can also give Freddie as a girl’s name. However, the name is mainly known for boys and men. If you like, you can give a gender-indicating second name in addition to the name Freddie. Possibilities for this are: Freddie Oliver, Freddie Brian, Freddie John, Freddie James, Freddie Hugh or Freddie Will.
Famous Freddies of history
Probably one of the most famous people that people immediately think of when they hear the name Freddie is Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991). The singer of the world famous pop rock band “Queen” was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar and fled with his family to London because of political unrest. Freddie’s musical talent became apparent at an early age and he began his career as a singer and member of several bands until finally the band Queen was formed in 1970. With his eccentric stage performance and hits like “We are the champions” and “Bohemian Rapsody”, Freddie became a world star. Privately, Freddie admitted his homosexuality and separated from his long-time partner Mary Austin, who was his close friend throughout his life and later his main heir. However, Freddie never revealed his sexuality to the public, and his AIDS illness was only made public shortly before his untimely death. Today, benefit concerts are held in his honor to raise funds for people suffering from AIDS.
Freddie Highmore (born 1992) is actually called Alfred Thomas Highmore. Freddie Highmore comes from a family of actors and already stood in front of the camera himself as a child. He became known for his role as Peter in the new adaptation of the story of Peter Pan, the movie “Finding Neverland” (2004), alongside Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. Meanwhile, Freddie is the main character in the series “The Good Doctor” (since 2017), in which he plays the autistic resident Dr. Shaun Murphy.
A sportsman named Freddie is Freddie Freeman, a Californian baseball player. Freddie, whose real name is Frederick, was born in 1989 and is active as a first baseman for the “Los Angeles Dodgers”, who are part of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He must not be confused with the fictional character and DC superhero “Freddy Freeman” whose superhero name is “Captain Marvel Junior”.
Freddie Prinze jr. is an American actor, mostly known for his role in the horror movie “I know What You Did Last Summer” (1997). On set, he met his wife to be, Sarah Michelle Gellar. They got married in 2002 and have two kids. Since 2014, he is the voice of “Jedi Kanan” in the animated series “Star Wars Rebels”.
Another actor is Freddie Stroma (born 1987). Since his youth, Freddie has appeared in several well-known productions, including the last three Harry Potter films as snooty Hogwarts student “Cormac McLaggen”. Freddie had his first leading role in the musical comedy “Cinderella Story” (2011). Freddie can also be seen in series such as “Game of Thrones” and “Bridgerton”.