Gender: Male Meaning of Fritz: "peaceful ruler" Origin of Fritz: German, diminutive of Friedrich or Frederick

Fritz Origin and Meaning

The name Fritz is a boy's name of German origin meaning "peaceful ruler".

Since female cousins Mitzi and Fritzi have entered the realm of possibilities, there's a chance that Cousin Fritz could as well. Fritz is the name of several notables, from early German-born film director Lang to early footballer Fritz (born Frederick) Pollard, the first African-American to play in the Rose Bowl in 1916.

Fritz has several other pop culture references, including the R. Crumb comic strip "Fritz the Cat" begun in 1965 and which became a popular animated feature seven years later, and as one of the children in both The Nutcracker and Swiss Family Robinson. Fritz was also the nickname of former vice president Walter Frederick Mondale.

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Orchid_Lover Says:


I just noticed something very interesting about this name: There have been between 7 and 107 Fritz on the SSA list every year. Such a narrow range! I had a great uncle Fritz but it mostly appeals to me as a name for a cat, dog, or ferret.

PenelopeAnn Says:


I like this name a lot and could see calling a future son this (likely as a nickname) but I must say the fact that it was a nickname for Germans during WWII puts me off it a bit...then again, Charlie is still totally usable even though it was a nn for the Vietcong, so maybe it doesn't matter so much.