Manfred: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Manfred

Manfred

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Many German boys received this name between 1914 and 1940 due to the fame of Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron", in World War I.

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Nicknames for Manfred: | Edit

Fred, Freddie, Manny, Mannie

Meanings and history of the name Manfred: | Edit

Manfred comes from Old High German, meaning "man of peace" or "peace to mankind".

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St. Manfred of Riva, hermit and priest
Manfred of Sicily, 13th century Italian king
Manfred von Richthofen, German fighter pilot better known as the "Red Baron"
Manfred Mann (born Manfred Sepse Lubowitz), South African rock musician and leader of Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Manfred Rommel, former mayor of Stuttgart and son of Erwin Rommel
Manfred Schnelldorfer, skater, Olympic gold medalist, and singer

Manfred in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Manfred", dramatic poem by Lord Byron.
The "Manfred Symphony" by Tschaikovsky.
Manfred Herrfurth, male protagonist in Christa Wolf's seminal novel about East Germany, "The Divided Heaven" ("Der geteilte Himmel"), who flees to the West and is separated from his lover Rita after the Berlin Wall is built.
Manfred the Mighty Wonder Dog, cartoon sidekick of Tom Terrific.

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