Freja – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?

Freja: 506
Freya: 138
Freia: 5


The name Freja is an old Nordic name related to the word 'frue' ('madame').


Freja became a popular name in the course of the 1990s and its popularity culminated in 2005. In recent years there has been a slow decline in its popularity.

Well-known bearers of the name

Freja was the love-god in Scandinavian mythology. A modern bearer of the name is the Danish singer Freya (Freya Christine Clausen), who was born in 1978.