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Meaning and name origin

Frederick \f-rederi-ck, fr(e)-de-rick\ as a boy's name is pronounced FRED-er-ik. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Frederick is "peaceful ruler". From fred or frid meaning "peace", and rîc meaning "power, ruler". Brought by the Hunoverian kings to Britain. An interesting contemporary variant is used by actor Fredro Starr. Actors Fred MacMurray, Freddie Prince, Jr.; dancer Fred Astaire; cartoon character Fred Flintstone; children's TV personality Fred Rogers; composer Frédéric Chopin; abolitionist Frederick Douglass; philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche; rock musician Fred Durst.

Frederick has 41 variant forms: Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Eryk, Federico, Federigo, Fred, Fredd, Freddie, Freddy, Fredek, Frederic, Frederich, Frederico, Frederik, Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Frido, Friedel, Friedrich, Friedrick, Fridrich, Fridrick, Fritz, Fritzchen, Fritzi, Fritzl, Fryderky, Ric, Fredro, Rich, Rick, Ricky, Rik, Rike, Rikke and Rikki.

For more information, see also related boy names Aric and Baldric.

There is 1 feminine form of Frederick: Frederica.


Popularity

Frederick is a very popular first name for males (#131 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#879 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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