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What does Frederic mean?

Frederic Pronunciation of Frederic [fred-er-ic] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Frederic is "peaceful ruler". Frederic is an alternate spelling of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred. See also Eric.

Associated with: peaceful, ruler (king).


Frederic has 2 variants: Frederico and Frederik.

15 more relations via Frederick: Federico, Federigo, Freddie, Fredek, Frederich, Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Fredro, Fridrich, Fridrick, Friedrich, Friedrick and Fryderky.

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Middle name pairings:
Frederic Cain (F.C.), ..

How popular is Frederic?

Frederic is a somewhat popular first name for men (#720 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#24180 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Frederic reached its apex rank of #382 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederic name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Frederic outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Eric (#137 the previous year), Federico, Freddie (#1800), Frederich, Frederick (#517), Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick (#1220) and Fredrik are the popular variation forms of Frederic ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Fryderky, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Frederic reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 (average #951) and is now significantly diminished (#1567, 86.6% less usage), with versions such as Fredrick becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederic, Eric, Federico, Freddie, Frederich in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederick, Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eric, Freddie, Frederick, Fredrik outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adelric, Aeric, Alberic, Aldric, Alleric, Andric, Arric, Audric, Aymeric, Balderic, Baldric, Bardric, Baudric, Beric, Broderic (see Broderick), Broderick, Brodric (see Broderick), Caddaric, Cedric, Chadric, Dedric, Deric, Diederick, Dieric (see Dirk), Ederic, Edric, Erric, Fedele, Fedelio, Fedor, Felic, Fenris, Ferenc, Feri, Ferrin, Ferris, Fidelio, Fidelis, Fidelix, Fielder, Fraener, Fraenir, Fraser, Frazer, Fred, Fredd, Freddy, Fredo, Free, Freed, Freedom, Freeman, Freemon, Freen, Frewen, Frewin, Friedel, Friedelm (see Friedhelm), Frode, Fryer, Godric, Jeric, Jerric, Kedric, Kendric, Padric, Rhodric, Roddric (see Roderick), Roderic, Rodric, Sedric, Tedric, Thedric, Theodoric and Theodric. These names tend to be less frequently used than Frederic.

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