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; 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Frederick: Frederica.
Frederick is a very popular first name for males (#131 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#879 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Frederick for boys. Frederick reached its highest rank of #39 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Frederick and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eric (#123), Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Frederick (#497), Ricky (#519), Fredrik, Friedrich, Rick, Fredrick, Rich, Fritz, Frederic, Federico, Erich, Fred, Freddie, Aric, Freddy and Fredric. (2014 statistics).