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

The name Frederic is a boy's name meaning "peaceful ruler". Frederic and is often added to lists like If You Like Edward, You Might Love... and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Frederic

Frédéric François Chopin (born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin), Polish composer and pianist
Frederic Edwin Church, American landscape painter
Frederic Lebow, American screenwriter
Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, English painter and sculptor
Frederic Sackrider Remington, American painter
Frederic Tuten, American novelist
Frederic William Maitland. English jurist and historian
Frederic Herbert Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham, British Lord High Chancellor
Frederic Mackarness Bennett, British politician
Frederic René Coudert, Jr.. U.S. Congressman from New York
Frederic Mosley Sackett, U.S. Senator from Kentucky
Frederic Collin Walcott, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Frederic Charles Bartlett, British psychologist
Frederic Charles Dreyer, British naval officer
Frederic Dudley North, Australian civil servant and cricketer
Frédéric Forestier, French film director
Frederic Fenimore Forrest, American actor
Steven Frederic Seagal, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Frederic

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