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

The name Frederica is a girl's name of German, English origin meaning "peaceful ruler,". Frederica and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Frederica

Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa of Hanover, Queen consort of Paul of Greece
Frederica (Friederike) Louise Caroline Sophie Charlotte Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of Ernest Augustus I of Hanover
Frederica of Baden (Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmina), Queen consort of Sweden
Frederica Amalia, Princess of Denmark, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp
Frederica Caroline, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Frederica Charlotte, Princess of Prussia (born Friederike Charlotte Ulrike Katharina), Duchess of York and Albany
Frederica Sophie Marie Henrietta Amelia Theresa, Princess of Hanover, Baroness von Pawel-Rammingen
Frederica Wilhelmina Louise Amalia, Princess of Prussia, Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau
Frederica Smith Wilson, U.S. Congresswoman from Florida
Frederica von Stade, American mezzo-soprano
Frederica Piedade, Portuguese tennis player
Frederica Alexandrina Sagor Maas, American playwright and supercentenarian

Pop Culture References for the name Frederica

Frederica Vernon, character in Jane Austen's "Lady Susan"
Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds, character on TV's "Hannibal"
Frederica "Freddie" Rice, character in novel "Peril at End House" by Agatha Christie

Frederica's International Variations

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


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.