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What does Frederik mean?

Frederik Pronunciation of Frederik [fred-erik] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Frederik is "peaceful ruler". Frederik is an alternate spelling of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred.

Associated with: peaceful, ruler (king).


Frederik has 2 variants: Frederic and Frederico.

13 more alternative forms via Frederick: Federico, Federigo, Freddie, Fredek, Frederich, Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Fredro, Fridrick, Friedrick and Fryderky.

Creative forms:
(male) Frederiko, Freederik, ..

(female) Freder, Frederiki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Frederik Tzvi (F.T.), ..

How popular is Frederik?

Frederik is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Frederik is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Frederik (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Federico, Freddie (#1800 via latest list), Frederic, Frederich, Frederick (#517), Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick (#1220) and Fredrik. Other variants, like Friedrick, are seldom used. These relations of Frederik reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (average #1085) and have become significantly less popular since, with versions such as Freddie becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alberik, Andrik, Balderik (see Baldric), Broderic (see Broderick), Broderick, Cedrik, Creik, Derik, Derrik, Diederick, Edrik, Fadelio, Fedele, Fedelio, Fedor, Fenris, Feri, Ferrin, Ferris, Fidelio, Fidelis, Fidelix, Fielder, Fraener, Fraenir, Fraser, Frazer, Fred, Fredd, Freddy, Fredo, Free, Freed, Freedom, Freeman, Freemon, Freen, Frewen, Frewin, Fridrich, Friedel, Friedelm (see Friedhelm), Friedrich, Frode, Fryer, Gerik, Heinrik, Hendrik, Henerik, Henrik, Herrik (see Herrick), Jerrik, Kendrik, Kenrik, Merrik, Roderik (see Roderick), Rodrik and Sedrik. These names tend to be more frequently used than Frederik.

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