F names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Frederick is the English form of Friedrich, a Germanic male name meaning “peaceful ruler”, made up of Germanic elements frid (peace) and ric (ruler); frid comes from Proto-Germanic *friþuz (peace, tranquility) via *frijaz (free) which ultimately derives from PIE root *preyH– (to love); and ric via Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself).

Frederick is also an English surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “peaceful ruler”

Usage: English

Nicknames: Fred, Freddy/Freddie, Rick, Ricky/Rickie, Derick

  • Fredric (English)
  • Fredrick (English)
  • Friedrich (German)
  • Fritz (German diminutive of Friedrich)
  • Frédéric (French)
  • Frederic (French, English)
  • Friduric (Ancient Germanic)
  • Frederik (Danish, Dutch)
  • Fredrik (Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish)
  • Frigyes (Hungarian)
  • Friđik (Icelandic)
  • Federico (Spanish, Italian)
  • Federigo (Italian)
  • Fricis (Latvian)
  • Frīdrihs (Latvian)
  • Fryderyk (Polish)
  • Frederico (Portuguese)
  • Friderik (Slovene)
  • Fridericus (Latin)
  • Frederikas (Lithuanian)

Feminine forms:

  • Frederica (English, Portuguese)
  • Frédérique (French)
  • Frederikke (Danish)
  • Fredrika (Swedish, Finnish)
  • Friederike (German)
  • Friđrika (Icelandic)
  • Federica (Italian)
  • Fryderyka (Polish)

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