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What does Friedrich mean?

Friedrich Pronunciation of Friedrich [friedrich] as a boys' name means "peaceful ruler". Friedrich is an alternate form of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred.

Associated with: peaceful, ruler (king).


Friedrich has 1 variant: Fridrich.

8 more related forms via Frederick: Frederic, Frederich, Frederico, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Fridrick and Friedrick.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Friedrich Karson (F.K.), ..

How popular is Friedrich?

Friedrich is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#5269 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Friedrich (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Frederic, Frederich, Frederick (#517 from current records), Fredric, Fredrick (#1220) and Fredrik. Usage of these relations of Friedrich reached its peak a century ago (average #931) and has become significantly reduced since (#1622, 92.8%), with forms like Frederic becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederic, Frederich, Frederick, Fredric, Fredrick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelrich, Alberich, Aldrich, Alldrich, Bardrich, Diedrick, Dietrich, Edrich, Eldrich, Elldrich, Emerich, Emmerich, Federico, Freddie, Frederik, Fredi, Fredro, French, Fried, Friedel, Friedelm (see Friedhelm), Friedhelm, Friedman, Friedmann, Friedolf, Heimrich, Heinrich, Hinrich and Roderich. These names tend to be more frequently used than Friedrich.

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