Meaning: “Lady”
Gender: Female
Pronunciation: FRAY-uh
Origin: Norse
Other forms of the name: Freyja, Freja, Frea, Frøya, Frey (male), Freyr (male)

Freya is the Norse Goddess of love, beauty, fetility, war, death and much more. She is the owner of the necklace Brísingamen, has a chariot drawn by two cats, and has a cloak of falcon feathers. She has two daughters with Óðr, Hnoss and Gersemi. Freya rules the afterlife field Fólkvangr where half of the fallen warriors go, while the other half go to Odin’s hall, Valhalla.

She is often invoked for help with love and fertility problems. Her name may come from the Germanic Frau. The name Freya has become popular in recent years, it currently ranks #19 in the UK, but still doesn’t rank in the US.

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