Feminine variation of Frederick
"peaceful ruler,"

Frederica Origin and Meaning

The name Frederica is a girl's name of German, English origin meaning "peaceful ruler,".

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.

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Famous People Named Frederica

  • Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa of HanoverQueen consort of Paul of Greece
  • Frederica (Friederike) Louise Caroline Sophie Charlotte Alexandrine of MecklenburgStrelitz, Queen consort of Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
  • Frederica of Baden (Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmina)Queen consort of Sweden
  • Frederica AmaliaPrincess of Denmark, Duchess of Holstein,Gottorp
  • Frederica CarolinePrincess of Saxe,Coburg,Saalfeld, Margravine of Brandenburg,Ansbach
  • Frederica CharlottePrincess of Prussia (born Friederike Charlotte Ulrike Katharina), Duchess of York and Albany
  • Frederica Sophie Marie Henrietta Amelia TheresaPrincess of Hanover, Baroness von Pawel,Rammingen
  • Frederica Wilhelmina Louise AmaliaPrincess of Prussia, Duchess of Anhalt,Dessau
  • Frederica Smith WilsonU.S. Congresswoman from Florida
  • Frederica von StadeAmerican mezzo,soprano
  • Frederica PiedadePortuguese tennis player
  • Frederica Alexandrina Sagor MaasAmerican playwright and supercentenarian

Frederica in Pop Culture

  • Frederica Vernoncharacter in Jane Austen's "Lady Susan"
  • Fredricka "Freddie" Loundscharacter on TV's "Hannibal"
  • Frederica "Freddie" Ricecharacter in novel "Peril at End House" by Agatha Christie