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What does Friedel mean?

Friedel Pronunciation of Friedel [friedel] as a name for boys means "peaceful ruler". Friedel is a variant form of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred.

Associated with: peaceful, ruler (king).


8 related forms via Frederick: Fred, Fredd, Freddy, Fredek, Fredi, Fredro, Frido and Fritzl.

Creative forms:
(male) Fordel, Frieer, ..

(female) Friegen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Friedel Mack (F.M.), ..

How popular is Friedel?

Friedel is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#12553 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Friedel (outside Top 2000) are Frederick (#517 from recent data), Freddy (#990), Fred (#1594) and Fredi. These forms of Friedel were popular as birth names during 1880-1889 (median #1013) and are now much less widespread, with forms like Fred falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fred, Freddy, Frederick, Fredi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Frederick outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ardel, Ariel, Arondel (see Arundel), Arundel, Brickel, Fedele, Feivel, Feiwel, Fidal, Fidel, Fidele, Fidelo (see Fidel), Fielder, Fraener, Franzel, Fredo, Free, Freed, Freedom, Freen, Frewen, Fridolf, Fridulf, Fried, Friedelm (see Friedhelm), Friedhelm, Friedman, Friedolf, Frode, Lindel, Oriel, Uriel, Videl and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Friedel.

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