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What does Friedrich mean?

Friedrich Pronunciation of 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)


VARIANT Fridrich

RELATED FORMS VIA FREDERICK Frederic, Frederich, Frederico, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Fridrick, Friedrick



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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?

Popular variation forms of Friedrich (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Frederic, Frederich, Frederick (#496 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Fredric, Fredrick (#1410) and Fredrik. Usage of these relations of Friedrich reached its peak a century ago (AVERAGE #931) and has become significantly reduced since (#1651, 92.5%), with forms like Frederic becoming less in vogue. (2018 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-sounding 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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