Frida – University of Copenhagen


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


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.


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).