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

The name Friedrich is a boy's name of German origin. Friedrich and is often added to lists like Prince Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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One of the most familiar German names, with an upright Prussian image. Friedrich might just have been out for long enough to start coming back in.

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Famous People Named Friedrich

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, poet, and composer
Friedrich Hasenoehrl, Austrian physicist
Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician, astronomer
Friedrich Hund, German physicist
Friedrich Schiller, German poet
Friedrich Engels, German Marxist theorist
Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-British economist
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher
Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Dutch botanist
Friedrich Hölderlin, German Romantic poet
Friedrich Bergius, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Gero Friedrich Johann, son of Prince Daniel & Princess Sandra of Saxony

Pop Culture References for the name Friedrich

Friedrich von Trapp, second eldest child in "The Sound of Music"