Freyda originates from the Yiddish culture. The meaning of Freyda is 'joy', 'contentment', and 'bliss'. Many people with the name Freyda practice Judaism, but people of different faiths can adopt the name. A popular spelling variation of Freyda is Frayda. Several related names, including Friedegard, Friedegarde, Friederika, Friederike, Elfriede, Friedelinde, and Friedlinde, are shortened to form the name and its variants. One notable person named Freyda is Freyda Koplow, an American politician who became the first woman to be in charge of a significant executive branch department in Massachusetts. Freyda Epstein, an American folk musician, is another famous person bearing this name. She worked with and educated many local musicians while performing with Trapezoid.