Frederick (given name)

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Frederick
FrederickderGroßeKnötel.jpg
Frederick the Great was one famous bearer of the name.
Pronunciation /ˈfrɛdrɪk, -dərɪk/ FRED-(ə)-rik
Gender Male
Name day July 18
Origin
Word/name Germanic
Meaning "peaceful ruler"
Other names
Related names Fritz, Rick, Ricky, Fred, Freddie, Alfred, Red, Frank, Frankie, Friedrich, Federico, Henrik, Emeric, Eric, Derek, Derry, Dory, Theodoric, Dirk

Frederick is a masculine given name meaning "peaceful ruler". It is the English form of the Germanic name Friedrich. Its meaning is derived from the Germanic word elements frid, or peace, and ric, meaning "ruler" or "power".[1]

Frederick ranked among the top 100 names in the United States between 1880 and 1957 and has declined thereafter. It was ranked as the 536th most popular name for boys in 2009 in the United States.[2] It ranked as the 99th most popular name for boys in England and Wales in 2007.[3] Freddie, a short form, ranked as the 60th most popular name for boys in England and Wales in 2008.[4] Short form Fred was among the most popular names for boys in Lower Saxony, Germany in 2010.

Frederica is a feminine variant of the name Frederick.

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