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.
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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"