Frederica (given name)

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Frederica
Duchess of York by Darbes.jpg
Pronunciation/frɛdəˈrkə/
fred-ə-REE-kə
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameGermanic
Meaning"peaceful ruler"

Frederica is a feminine given name meaning "peaceful ruler". It is closely related to the masculine name Frederick, of Germanic origin. Its meaning is derived from the Germanic word elements frid, or peace, and ric, meaning "ruler" or "power".[1]

Notable people with the name include:

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  1. ^ Mike Campbell, "Frederick", Behind the Name: The Etymology and History of First Names http://www.behindthename.com/name/frederick, accessed 23 May 2012.