Freya: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Freya

Freya

Pronunciation: FRAY-ə, FRIY-ə (key)

Origin of the name Freya:

Feminine form of Frey (lord, he who is foremost), Freya has the definition "lady, mistress, noblewoman." In Norse mythology, Freya was the goddess of fertility. A daughter of Njord and a sister of Frey, Freya was the most beautiful of the goddesses. She owned the Necklace of the Brísings, the Brísingamen.

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Freja, Freyja

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In Norse mythology, Freya was the goddess of love and beauty. She was also the one who took heroes to Valhalla, the heaven of the valiant, upon their deaths in battle. Her necklace made anyone who wore it irresistable. The name may more formally be pronounced FRY-a. but commonly the anglicised FRAY-a

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Dame Freya Madeline Stark
(1893-1993)
British explorer and travel writer
Wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographic works and essays. One of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian deserts.

Freya Van den Bossche
(born 1975)
A Belgian, Flemish politician and daughter of prominent former Belgian politician Luc Van den Bossche. She was the youngest ever minister appointed in Belgium.

Freya North
(born 1967)
A British writer, active since 1996, and one of the precursors of Chick-lit. Her novels, which have been critical and financial successes, centre around strong female characters and their raunchy exploits.

Freya Christine Clausen
(born 1978)
A Danish singer/songwriter and television personality, based in Copenhagen. Also known by her mononym Freya.

Freya Ross
(born 1983)
A Scottish long-distance runner who represented Scotland in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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Freya (song), a song by doom metal band The Sword from their 2006 debut album Age of Winters
Freya (band), a metal/hardcore band from Syracuse, NY
Freya (video game character) in Final Fantasy IX

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