What does Frederick mean?
Frederick \f-rederi-ck, fr(e)-de-rick\ 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 more different form via Freddie: Fredo.
Frederick has 1 feminine form: Frederica.
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 popularity of Frederick for boys. Frederick reached its top position of #39 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #497. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Aric, Eric (#123 last year), Erich, Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Federico, Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Frederic, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Friedrich, Fritz, Rich, Rick and Ricky (#519) are the prominent related forms of Frederick (#497 last year). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5045%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1724%, down 65.8%), with forms like Freddy, Fredrick, Fritz, Rich and Rick falling out of fashion. Eric (#123), Erick (#257), Erik (#328) and Ricky (#519) are four of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this compilation. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Frederick and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)