Gender: Male Meaning of Frederic: "peaceful ruler" Origin of Frederic: French variation of Frederick, German

Frederic Origin and Meaning

The name Frederic is a boy's name meaning "peaceful ruler".

Dropping the final "k" of Frederick definitely makes it a more user-friendly classic boys' name. It streamlines it and also hints at Frederic's status as a French variation of the Germanic Frederick. Either way, this is a strong classic to consider if you're not afraid of a little dusty residue.

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Toronto87 Says:


I think i prefer this spelling visually, but since it's more uncommon, would worry that the spelling would always require an explanation. This (or Frederick) is on the list for a future son.

dream.create Says:


I am loving this spelling! It softens Frederick really nicely. Fred, Freddy, Red, Fritz, and even Fitz, Ed, and Eddy are all great nicknames!