Frederica (given name)

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Frederica
Duchess of York by Darbes.jpg
Pronunciation /ˈfrɛdərkə, -dr-/
fred(ə)-RIK
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Germanic
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]

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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.