Freja – University of Copenhagen

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Names in Denmark > Personal names > The most popular names for girls > Freja

Freja

How many girls were given this name in 2009?

Freja: 506
Freya: 138
Freia: 5

Meaning

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

Popularity

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.