French variation of Frederick, German
"peaceful ruler"

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.

Frederic Popularity

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Famous People Named Frederic

  • Frédéric François Chopin (born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin)Polish composer and pianist
  • Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican landscape painter
  • Frederic LebowAmerican screenwriter
  • Frederic Leighton1st Baron Leighton, English painter and sculptor
  • Frederic Sackrider RemingtonAmerican painter
  • Frederic TutenAmerican novelist
  • Frederic William Maitland. English jurist and historian
  • Frederic Herbert Maugham1st Viscount Maugham, British Lord High Chancellor
  • Frederic Mackarness BennettBritish politician
  • Frederic René CoudertJr.. U.S. Congressman from New York
  • Frederic Mosley SackettU.S. Senator from Kentucky
  • Frederic Collin WalcottU.S. Senator from Connecticut
  • Frederic Charles BartlettBritish psychologist
  • Frederic Charles DreyerBritish naval officer
  • Frederic Dudley NorthAustralian civil servant and cricketer
  • Frédéric ForestierFrench film director
  • Frederic Fenimore ForrestAmerican actor
  • Steven Frederic SeagalAmerican actor
  • Frederic MarchAmerican actor

Frederic in Pop Culture

  • Lieutenant Frederic Henrythe protagonist of the prominent WWI novel "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
  • Frederic of Harmoniacharacter in Christopher Healy's "The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom"
  • Fredericcharacter in Gilbert and Sullivan's opera "The Pirates of Penzance"