What does Frederick mean?
Frederick [fred-er-ick] as a boys' 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; musician Fred Durst.
Frederick▼ has 41 variants: Eric▼, Erich▼, Erick, Erico, Erik▼, Eryk, Federico, Federigo, Fred▼, Fredd, Freddie▼, Freddy, Fredek, Frederic▼, Frederich, Frederico, Frederik, Fredi, Fredric▼, Fredrick▼, Fredrik, Fredro, Frido, Fridrich, Fridrick, Friedel, Friedrich, Friedrick, Fritz▼, Fritzchen, Fritzi, Fritzl, Fryderky, Ric, Rich, Rick▼, Ricky▼, Rik, Rike, Rikke and Rikki.
Frederick has 1 feminine form: Frederica.Creative forms:
(male) Fererick, Frederfinn, ..
(female) Frederde, Frederney, .. Middle name pairings:
Frederick Orin (F.O.), ..
How popular is Frederick?
Frederick is a very popular first name for males (#131 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#791 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Frederick for boys. Frederick reached its top position of #39 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #517. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Aric, Eric (#137 last year), Erich, Erick (#266), Erik (#338), Federico, Fred (#1594), Freddie (#1800), Freddy (#990), Frederic, Frederich, Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick (#1220), Fredrik, Fritz, Ric, Rich, Rick (#1838) and Ricky (#584) are the prominent related forms of Frederick (#517 last year). These relations of Frederick reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (average #812) and are now much less popular (#1489, ▼82%), with forms like Frederic becoming less fashionable.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adelrick, Aerick, Aerrick, Alberick, Alerick, Allerick, Andrick, Arrick, Baldrick, Bardrick, Benedick, Broderic (see Broderick), Broderick, Brodrick, Brodryck, Cedrick, Chadrick, Dedrick, Delrick, Derick, Derrick▼, Diederick, Diedrick, Dierick, Eddrick, Ederick, Edrick, Eldrick, Errick, Fedelio, Fenwick, Frick, Goderick, Godrick, Goodrick, Heinrick, Hendrick, Herrick, Jedrick, Jerick, Jerrick, Kadrick, Keddrick, Kedrick, Kendrick▲, Kenrick, Kerrick, Lodewick, Maverick▲, Melderick (see Meldrick), Meldrick, Merrick, Meyrick, Orrick, Rhoderick, Rodderick, Roddrick, Roderick▼, Roderyck, Rodrick▼, Sedgewick, Sedgwick, Sedrick, Shadrick, Tedrick and Thedrick. These names tend to be less commonly used than Frederick.See names in meaning and etymology.