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Frederick Meaning


What does Frederick mean?

The name Frederick is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Frederick is "peaceful ruler".

Frederick is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Fre-de-rick.

The Given Name Frederick

Frederick is quite an attractive name and a welcome find.

This 3 syllable name has charm and a positive vibe.

Frederick is also great as a middle name.

Frederick falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Frederick Albert, and Frederick Banting.

Frederick Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 496 in baby name popularity for boys with 575 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 496 in baby name popularity for boys with 581 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Frederick sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Frederick Name Popularity Page.

Frederick Related Names

Variants of the name Frederick include Fredrick.

The names Bedrich, Bedrisek, Federico, Federigo, Freddericke, Fredek, Frederic, Frederica, Frederico, Fredericus, Frederik, Frederique, Fredrik, Freek, Freodheric, Frerik, Friderich, Friderik, Friederike, Friedrich, Frigyes, Frithrik, Fryderyk, Frygyes, Peleke are all forms of Frederick.

Frederick has the diminutives (nicknames) Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Rik.

Famous Fredericks

  • Frederick ~ Saint
  • Frederick Albert ~ Saint
  • Frederick Banting ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1923
  • Frederick Chapman Robbins ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1954
  • Frederick Cook ~ Explorer
  • Frederick Delius ~ Musician
  • Frederick Gowland Hopkins ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1929
  • Frederick Janson ~ Saint
  • Frederick North ~ British Prime Minister (1770-1782)
  • Frederick of Liege ~ Saint
  • Frederick of Regensburg ~ Saint
  • Frederick Reines ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1995
  • Frederick Sanger ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1980, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1958
  • Frederick Soddy ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1921
  • Frederick Tilney ~ Northanger Abbey character
  • Frederick Whitcroft ~ Ice Hockey Player

Frederick Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Frederick.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Frederick Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Frederick in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Frederick.

Just for fun, see the name Frederick in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Frederick in Nautical Flags page.