Gender: Female Meaning of Frederica: "peaceful ruler," Origin of Frederica: Feminine variation of Frederick

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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Frederica's International Variations

Frydryka (Polish) Frici (Hungarian) Frederika, Frideborg (Swedish) Friederika, Frerika (German) Frédérique (French) Federica (Italian)


bordercollie Says:


Frederica is delightfully offbeat and eccentric, but also grounded and formal enough to work as an everyday name. Definitely a bit of a mouthful, but charming in its old-fashioned stuffiness. Freddy is the perfect built in nickname, but Frieda or Ricky would work too.

angelmoon Says:


I think Frederica is a beautiful name, and Freddie would be such a cute nn for a little girl!

paulapuddephatt Says:


Frieda does a better job of it. That's nicer than Frederick, Fred or Frederica. I thought I liked them briefly, but I just can't. Frieda, with that spelling, is a name I do like.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Charming and dainty, but I don't know if I'd ever be brave enough to use it...

Zelliew Says:


Freda is an alternative

Zelliew Says:


I'm with you there - Some names can't really be feminized very well

lynn_wentworth Says:


Its a bit of a mouthful, and I really dislike the first syllable "Fred", just seems too unwieldy and masculine.

Guest Says:


I love the sound of Frederica, but trouble is I dislike any possible nicknames for it- it sounds beautiful in its whole form.

Charlotte Says:


This is my middle name and I love it as not many people have it

Madelyn Says:


My husband is a fan of Rickie/Ricky for a girl, and I'm struggling to find a formal name. This is definitely one option that I like.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Formal?! Old fashioned!? Stuffy!? That's the complete opposite of this name! It sounds youthful, exotic and ready to party! What a crazy description.