- A male given name, a less common spelling of Frederick.
Variant of Frederick
a masculine name: dim. Fred, Freddie, Freddy; equiv. Fr. Frédéric, Ger. Friedrich, Fritz, It. & Sp. Federico; fem. Frederica
Origin of FrederickFrench Frédéric ; from German Friedrich ; from Old High German Fridurih ; from Germanic an unverified form frithu-, peace (; from fri-, to love, protect + -thu-, substantive particle) + an unverified form rik-, king, ruler (akin to Classical Latin rex, German reich): see right