German, diminutive of Friedrich or Frederick
"peaceful ruler"

Fritz Origin and Meaning

The name Fritz is a boy's name of German origin meaning "peaceful ruler".

Since female cousins Mitzi and Fritzi have entered the realm of possibilities, there's a chance that Cousin Fritz could as well. Fritz is the name of several notables, from early German-born film director Lang to early footballer Fritz (born Frederick) Pollard, the first African-American to play in the Rose Bowl in 1916.

Fritz has several other pop culture references, including the R. Crumb comic strip "Fritz the Cat" begun in 1965 and which became a popular animated feature seven years later, and as one of the children in both The Nutcracker and Swiss Family Robinson. Fritz was also the nickname of former vice president Walter Frederick Mondale.

# 999 in the US

Fritz Rank in US Top 1000

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Fritz Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Fritz Popularity

Famous People Named Fritz

  • "Old Fritz" the affectionate nickname of Frederick (Friedrich) the Great of Prussia
  • Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" LangGerman film director
  • Frederick Douglass "Fritz" PollardAmerican NFL football player
  • Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale42nd Vice President of the U.S.
  • Fritz FeldGerman,American character actor
  • Fritz HaberGerman chemist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.American fantasy novelist
  • Friedrich "Fritz' Salomon PerlsGerman psychiatrist, father of Gestalt Therapy
  • Friedrich "Fritz" ThyssenGerman businessman
  • Fritz PreglSlovenian,Austrian chemist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Fritz Albert LipmannGerman,American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Frank Fritzstar of History Channel's "American Pickers"

Fritz in Pop Culture

  • Fritz Robinsoncharacter in Disney's "Swiss Family Robinson"
  • Fritz Howardcharacter on TV's "The Closer"
  • Fritz Stahlbaumcharacter in "The Nutcracker" by E.T.A. Hoffman
  • Fritz Katzenjammercharacter in comic strip "The Katzenjammer Kids" by Rudolph Dirks
  • "Fritz the Cat" comic strip by Robert Crumb
  • Fritznickname for German soldiers
  • Fritz Smitha character in the horror game "Five Nights at Freddy's"
  • Fritza character and bachelor in the game "Story Of Seasons"