Frederick - boys name

Frederick name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Frederick name meaning:

The name Frederick is a masculine given name of German origin. It is derived from the Old High German name "Fridurih," which is composed of the elements "fridu," meaning "peace," and "rihhi," meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Frederick can be interpreted to mean "peaceful ruler" or "peaceful king."

The name Frederick has a strong and regal connotation, evoking qualities of leadership, strength, and tranquility. It carries a sense of authority and power combined with a peaceful and diplomatic nature. Individuals named Frederick are often seen as wise, composed, and capable of maintaining peace and order in various situations.

The name Frederick has a rich historical background, with notable bearers including multiple rulers, kings, and emperors throughout Europe. It remains a popular name in many English-speaking countries, and its meaning continues to resonate with parents seeking a name that embodies strength, leadership, and peace.

Origin: German



Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Frederick , Federico , Fred , Freddy , Fredek, Frederich, Frederico , Freed, Friedrich , Friedrick, Fryderyk

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 61 out of 4789

1017 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (60)
  • Scotland (186)

Historical popularity of Frederick

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