Frida – University of Copenhagen

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Frida

How many girls were given this name in 2009?

380

Meaning

Frida is a Scandinavian name which means 'beauty'. The name can also be a short form of  the German names Friederike and Elfriede.

Popularity

Frida began to be popular at the end of the 1990s and it still seems to be increasing in popularity.

Well-known bearers of the name

The Mexican painter Frida Kahlo died in 1952 and a popular film from 2002 describes her life. Naughty Frida is the heroine in a book series for children by Lykke Nielsen and in the film Naughty Frida and the fearless spies from 1994.

Incidentally

Frida is one of the short names ending in  a which became very popular at the beginning of the 20th century (together with names such as Ella, Asta and Ebba).