Infographic of Frederick name meaning, which is “Peace-loving ruler.” From the Germanic fridu (peace) and rik (a ruler). Feminine forms: Farcia,Frederica, Frieda.
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Frederick Name Popularity

How popular is the name Frederick? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Frederick was the 489th most popular boys name, representing 0.0389% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Frederick has been the 136th most popular boys name, representing 0.165% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 70 498 0.1414%
1911 52 770 0.2068%
1912 52 1,546 0.3066%
1913 49 1,979 0.349%
1914 52 2,399 0.3442%
1915 52 3,154 0.3471%
1916 51 3,323 0.344%
1917 51 3,442 0.344%
1918 58 3,339 0.3111%
1919 64 2,923 0.2791%
1920 60 3,269 0.294%
1921 61 3,365 0.2939%
1922 60 3,346 0.3003%
1923 60 3,262 0.2912%
1924 62 3,262 0.2809%
1925 65 3,072 0.2718%
1926 64 3,107 0.2825%
1927 64 3,046 0.2752%
1928 67 2,866 0.2679%
1929 68 2,788 0.2692%
1930 73 2,686 0.2571%
1931 74 2,446 0.2478%
1932 74 2,488 0.2518%
1933 78 2,301 0.247%
1934 77 2,406 0.2489%
1935 73 2,572 0.2647%
1936 70 2,803 0.291%
1937 68 2,858 0.29%
1938 71 2,922 0.2854%
1939 71 2,956 0.2906%
1940 68 3,076 0.2894%
1941 69 3,283 0.2917%
1942 68 3,721 0.2947%
1943 71 3,824 0.2929%
1944 73 3,572 0.2882%
1945 76 3,425 0.2808%
1946 75 4,224 0.2863%
1947 78 4,627 0.2772%
1948 75 4,513 0.2827%
1949 70 4,742 0.2948%
1950 75 4,658 0.2893%
1951 77 4,981 0.2938%
1952 76 4,973 0.2849%
1953 80 4,861 0.2747%
1954 83 4,738 0.2592%
1955 86 4,543 0.247%
1956 91 4,301 0.2277%
1957 99 3,997 0.2077%
1958 110 3,629 0.192%
1959 113 3,550 0.1868%
1960 114 3,467 0.183%
1961 117 3,308 0.1752%
1962 116 3,250 0.177%
1963 117 3,116 0.1736%
1964 105 3,345 0.19%
1965 106 3,147 0.1924%
1966 109 2,878 0.1843%
1967 110 2,800 0.1845%
1968 112 2,598 0.173%
1969 116 2,768 0.1797%
1970 115 2,879 0.1809%
1971 110 2,951 0.1964%
1972 116 2,431 0.1785%
1973 120 2,169 0.1673%
1974 135 1,910 0.147%
1975 140 1,768 0.1376%
1976 144 1,711 0.1328%
1977 151 1,614 0.1197%
1978 158 1,508 0.1122%
1979 158 1,615 0.1145%
1980 161 1,595 0.1091%
1981 169 1,448 0.0985%
1982 184 1,343 0.0899%
1983 179 1,412 0.0957%
1984 196 1,199 0.0806%
1985 198 1,192 0.0785%
1986 199 1,235 0.0818%
1987 214 1,133 0.0742%
1988 219 1,144 0.0734%
1989 239 1,073 0.0665%
1990 253 1,037 0.0626%
1991 247 1,094 0.0671%
1992 279 1,007 0.0631%
1993 290 924 0.0593%
1994 299 874 0.057%
1995 316 800 0.0531%
1996 329 762 0.0509%
1997 353 685 0.0463%
1998 362 692 0.0462%
1999 388 624 0.0417%
2000 398 606 0.0397%
2001 409 569 0.0378%
2002 425 548 0.0366%
2003 429 552 0.0363%
2004 448 538 0.0353%
2005 450 536 0.0351%
2006 476 520 0.0332%
2007 530 448 0.0284%
2008 524 475 0.0307%
2009 530 458 0.0306%
2010 493 484 0.0336%
2011 551 419 0.0294%
2012 533 443 0.0311%
2013 492 511 0.0359%
2014 495 526 0.0361%
2015 501 530 0.0364%
2016 508 542 0.0376%
2017 506 524 0.0375%
2018 489 535 0.0389%

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Names Like Frederick

If you like Frederick, you’ll love these other names like Frederick.


What names are diminutives of Frederick?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Frederick sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Frederick, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

#1,320 (0.0048%)  
Freddie

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

#1,530 (0.0031%)  
Freddy

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

#1,035 (0.009%)  

What names are variants of Frederick?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Frederick.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eric

Everlasting ruler

Scandinavian

#160 (0.1727%)  
Erich

Forever or alone, ruler; peaceful ruler

Scandinavian

Erick

Everlasting ruler

Scandinavian

#277 (0.09%)  
Erico

Home ruler; peaceful ruler

Spanish

Erik

Everlasting ruler

Scandinavian

#370 (0.06%)  
Eryk

Forever or alone, ruler; peaceful ruler

Scandinavian

Federico

Peaceful ruler

Spanish

#1,695 (0.0023%)  
Federigo

Peaceful ruler

German

Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

#1,320 (0.0048%)  
Fredd

Peaceful ruler

German

Freddie

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

#1,530 (0.0031%)  
Freddy

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

#1,035 (0.009%)  
Fredek

Peaceful ruler

German

Frederic

Peaceful ruler

German

Frederich

Peaceful ruler

German

Frederico

Peaceful ruler

Spanish

Frederik

Peaceful ruler

German

Fredi

Peaceful ruler

German

Fredric

Peaceful ruler

German

Fredrick

Peaceful ruler

German

#1,354 (0.0044%)  
Fredrik

Peaceful ruler

German

#2,601 (0.0004%)  
Frido

Peaceful ruler

German

Friedel

Peaceful ruler

German

Friedrich

Peaceful ruler

German

Friedrick

Nickname variant of Frederick peaceful ruler.

German

Fritz

A nickname for Friedrich, Frederick, etc.

German

#2,266 (0.0008%)  
Fritzi

Peaceful ruler

German

Fritzl

Peaceful ruler

German

Ric

Forever or alone, ruler; peaceful ruler; powerful leader

Scandinavian

Rich

Old; peaceful ruler; powerful leader

German

#2,278 (0.0008%)  
Rick

A diminutive form of Richard.

German

#1,670 (0.0024%)  
Ricky

Powerful leader; peaceful ruler

German

#653 (0.0235%)  
Rik

Peaceful ruler

German

Rikki

Peaceful ruler; powerful leader

German


What names are similar to Frederick?

Find a name that’s like Frederick, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aric

Forever or alone, ruler

Scandinavian

#2,160 (0.0009%)  
Baldric

Brave ruler

German


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