Frederick (given name)

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Frederick
Frederick II and eagle.jpg
Pronunciation/ˈfrɛdərɪk/ FRED-ər-ik
GenderMale
Name dayJuly 18
Origin
Word/nameGermanic
Meaning"peaceful ruler"
Other names
Related namesFrid, Fritz, Rick, Ricky, Fred, Fedde, Freddy, Freddie, Redd, Friedrich, Federico, Fredrik

Frederick is a masculine given name meaning "peaceful ruler". It is the English form of the German 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.

Variants[edit]

People with the name[edit]

Kings of Denmark
King of Sweden
Kings of Prussia
King of Württemberg
King of Bohemia
Holy Roman Emperors
Other Royalty
People

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Frederick". Behind the Name. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ OACT. "Popular Baby Names". www.ssa.gov. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Popularity for the name Frederick". Behind the Name. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Popularity for the name Freddie". Behind the Name. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ "10th Century Frisian Masculine Names". heraldry.sca.org. Retrieved 28 December 2017.

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