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Gender: F Meaning of Frederica: "peaceful ruler," Origin of Frederica: Feminine variation of Frederick

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Frederica is an interesting possibility for the parent unintimidated by its old-fashioned formality, and who can appreciate the vintage charm and verve lurking inside its stuffiness.

The name emerged in eighteenth century Prussia when supporters of King Frederick the Great began to name their daughters in his honor, and is currently reporesented by opera star Frederica von Stade.

Nicknames include the obvious Freddie, plus Rica and Fritzi.

Famous People Named Frederica

Frederica von Stade, American mezzo-soprano
Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa of Hanover, Queen consort of the Hellenes, wife of King Paul of Greece
Frederica Louise Caroline Sophie Charlotte Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover
Frederica of Baden (Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmina), Queen consort of Sweden
Frederica Smith Wilson, U.S. Congresswoman from Florida
Frederica Piedade, Portuguese tennis player
Frederica Alexandrina Sagor Maas, American playwright and supercentenarian
Frederica Wilhelmina Louise Amalia of Prussia, Duchess consort of Anhalt-Dessau

Pop Culture References for the Name Frederica

Young heroine in Jane Austen's "Lady Susan"

Farica, Farika, Freda, Fredalena, Fredda, Freddee, Freddey, Freddi, Freddie, Fredericha, Fredericka, Frederickina, Frederine, Fredi, Fredia, Fredie, Fredricia, Fredrika, Frida, Frieda, Friedegard, Friederike, Frika, Frikka, Fritzi, Fritzie, Fryda, Rica, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikki, Rikky

Frederica's International Variations

Frédérique (French) Friederika, Frerika (German) Frici (Hungarian) Federica (Italian) Frydryka (Polish) Frederika, Frideborg (Swedish)