|Related Names:||Freddy, Man, Manfrid, Manfried, Manny|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Manfred has strong Germanic roots and may have initially and largely unsuccessfully been brought to England by the Normans.
In Germany, Manfred was primarily prevalent in a number of German kingdoms, most notably with the Hohenstaufen Royal Family from southern Germany. They are perhaps best known for their rule of Holy Roman Empire (1138 -1250).
A resurgence of popularity of the name Manfred, at least in English-speaking countries, may have been as a result Lord Byron’s 1816-1817 poem, Manfred. A very popular tale of ghosts and the supernatural, it describes a Faustian noble living in the Alps who is tortured with guilt. 
According to the Social Security Administration, Manfred is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 15 years.
However, Manfred has some degree of international popularity as follows:
244th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2001) 257th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2006) 260th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2002) 287th - as a boy's name in Sweden (1998) 292nd - as a boy's name in Sweden (2004) 303rd - as a boy's name in Sweden (1999) 309th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2003) 315th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2005) 317th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2000) 545th - as a boy's name in Australia (New South Wales) (2003)
- Manfred is celebrated as a Name Day in France on January 28th.
- The Slovakian government has declared January 28th a Name Day for the name Manfred.
- The Polish honor the name Manfred as a Name Day on the 4th of October in Poland.
- Swedes celebrate the 12th of October as a Name Day for the name Manfred.
Interestingly, the most famous Manfred from popular culture is not best known by the name Manfred. He is Manfred von Richthofen, better known to many people as the Red Baron. Richthofen was a notorious (and notoriously successful) World War I pilot responsible for as many as 80 “kills” during his airborne reign of terror. Aviation was new to the then allies and war, yet the Red Baron excelled. He has been immortalized in everything from popular music including “The Bloody Red Baron” by the Royal Guardsman and Charles Schultz’ cartoon and comic strip “Peanuts.” 
- Manfred Eigen, Nobel Prize Winner, Chemistry 1967
- Manfred Moore, football player
- Manfred von Clary und Aldringen, former Minister-President of Austria
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|Meaning||strength, peace +|
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