origin, and is derived from the place where the initial bearer once lived or held land. Places named Frías can be found in two provinces in
, in Burgos (Castilla la Viaja) and in Cadiz (Andalucia). The word "frias" is derived from the Latin "frigiditas" which in Spanish became "frialdades" shortened to "frías" meaning "cold." This was a reference to the climate of the area which in ancient times was cold.
, an important Christian kingdom in medieval Spain.
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