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What does Fritz mean?

Fritz Pronunciation of Fritz [fritz] as a boys' name is of German origin. Short form of Frederick. Film director Fritz Lang.


Fritz has 1 variant: Frits.

11 more alternative forms via Frederick: Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Fred, Fredd, Fredi, Frido, Fritzi and Fritzl.

1 feminine form: Fritzi.

Creative forms:
(male) Fintz, Fritan, ..

(female) Fride, Frife, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fritz Houston (F.H.), ..

How popular is Fritz?

Fritz is a somewhat popular first name for men (#905 out of 1220, Top 74%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#966 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Fritz entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #446 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fritz name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Fritz listed in the Top 2000 are Eric (#137 in 2015), Erick (#266), Erik (#338), Frederick (#517), Fred (#1594), Erich and Fredi. Adoption of these relations of Fritz reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 (median #1016) and has become much less since (#1106, 83%), with versions such as Fred becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fritz, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Faiz, Fitz, Frantz, Franz, Frick, Fried, Loritz, Moritz and Printz. These names tend to be less frequently used than Fritz.