Frederick: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Frederick

Frederick

Pronunciation: FREHD-rik (key)

Origin of the name Frederick:

Derived from the Old High German Fridurih (ruler of peace), a compound name composed of the elements frid (peace) and rik (king, ruler).

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An unusual nickname for Frederick: Erick (my boyfriend's name).

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Erick, Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Frank, Frankie, Fritz, Red, Rick, Ricky

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Frederick Douglas, American abolitionist, writer and orator
Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor, son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Fred Astaire, American Academy Award-winning actor and dancer
Fred Gwynne, American actor
Frederick II of Prussia "Frederick the Great"
Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape designer
Fred Rogers of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, 6th Governor General of Canada, original donator of the Stanley Cup and namesake of Stanley Park (Vancouver, BC)

Frederick in song, story & screen: | Edit

Frederick and Catherine, a Brothers Grimm story
Frederick, Baron of Metzengerstein, a character in the Edgar Allan Poe story "Metzengerstein"
Fred Flintstone, cartoon character in the animated series "The Flintstones."
Freddy Krueger, fictional character from the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series of films.
Duke Frederick, character in the Shakespeare play "As you like it."
Captain Frederick Wentworth, fictional character in the Jane Austen novel "Persuasion."
Frederick Lawrence, a character in Anne Bronte's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"
Frederick Weasley, fictional character from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter"

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