Popularity:975
Origin:German
Meaning:peaceful ruler
With a name like this, you can expect baby to keep things under control on the playground. Frederick, a boy's name of German origin, means "peaceful ruler." This name comes from the German name Friedrich, which is made up of the elements frid, meaning "peace," and ric, meaning "ruler" or "power." Its nicknames of Fred or Freddie might sound friendlier, but Frederick is guaranteed to make an impression, whether you think of Prussian king Frederick the Great, or heroic political activist Frederick Douglass.

Famous People Named Frederick

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  • Frederick Law Olmsted
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  • Frederick
    Caroline and King George III
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