Frederick Name Meaning

What does Frederick Mean?

Frederick Name Gender : Boy Names

Frederick Name Origin : The origin of the name Frederick is English baby names

Meaning Of Frederick : Frederick name meaning is 1 from an old Germanic name, composed of the elements fred, frid peace + r c power, ruler. It was first introduced into Britain by the Normans at the time of the Conquest, but did not survive long. However, it continued to be popular as a royal name elsewhere in Europe (see FRIEDRICH). Modern use in Britain dates from its reintroduction in the 18th century by followers of the Elector of Hanover, who in 1714 became George I of England, and was reinforced by the vogue for Germanic names in Victorian times.
2 Irish: used as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name FEARDORCHA. Variants (of I): Fred(e)ric (becoming increasingly fashionable, no doubt under the influence of French Frederic and perhaps also of English Dominic, where the spelling Dominick is perceived as distinctly archaic). Cognates (of I): French: Frederic. Italian, Spanish: FEDERICO. German: FRIEDRICH. Low German, Danish: FREDERIK. Swedish: FREDRIK. Dutch: Frerik, Freek. Polish: Fryderyk. Czech: Bed ich. Hungarian: Frigyes. Finnish: Rieti. Short form: English: Fred. English: Freddie, Freddy. German: Fritz.Top.

In addition to these data about Frederick name meaning, Frederick name is a boy name that starts with F and letter F means that you are responsible, self sacrificing, loving, hospitable and friendly, you have a warm heart and are very compassionate, you feel the pain of others and are considerate and you are helpful but must be careful not to interfere in the lives of others, you also have to guard against a tendency to indulge in melancholy and depression. You can search our database via baby name finder tool to find similar names of Frederick name. If you know more about Frederick name meaning, please send us feedback, we are looking forward your contributions. Please read all sections of the name Frederick. If you consider Frederick name is proper name for your baby, please inform us what you think about your decision. Names that sound like Frederick : Frederik Frontino Frewyn Frey Frasco .


Masculine proper name, from French Frédéric, from German Friedrich, from Old High German Fridurih, from Proto-Germanic *frithu-rik, literally "peace-rule," from *rik- "rule" (see Reich) + *frithu- "peace" (cognates: Old English friðu "peace, truce"), from suffixed form of PIE root *pri- "to be friendly, to love" (see free (adj.)); related to the first half of Friday and the second half of afraid, also the second element in Siegfried, Godfrey, Geoffrey. Not a common name in medieval England, found mostly in the eastern counties.


noun : Frederick (a town in northern Maryland to the west of Baltimore)


For U.S. births in 2015, the number of births with name Frederick is 555, representing about 0.031367 percent of all male births in 2015. See interactive baby names map for Frederick name popularity by states.

  • united states popular baby namesUnited States : Rank #497
  • England and Wales popular baby namesEngland and Wales : Rank #82
  • united kingdom popular baby namesScotland : Rank #252
  • Canada popular baby namesCanada : Rank #398
  • netherland popular baby namesNetherland : Rank #988
  • france popular baby namesFrance : Rank #7000
  • austria popular baby namesAustria : Rank #385

Notable People

In order to choose right baby name for your baby, you should take a look back at the past, who had Frederick name that you consider for your baby in the history of mankind. Knowing that who had the same name with Frederick in the past can be an inspiration during those times when you are in the process of selecting right baby name for your baby. For more information about famous people named Frederick please read more...

  • Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1122, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1194, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick II of Prussia, 1712, WRITER
  • Frederick Winslow Taylor, 1856, ENGINEER
  • Frederick William III of Prussia, 1770, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick William I of Prussia, 1688, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick I of Prussia, 1657, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick William IV of Prussia, 1795, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, 1415, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick William II of Prussia, 1744, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831, POLITICIAN
  • Frederick Soddy, 1877, CHEMIST
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