Frederick

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261k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Frederick

"Frederick" is a name of English origin, and it means "Peace Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A town in northern Maryland to the west of Baltimore
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From German Friedrich and influenced by Latin Fridericus, from Old High German Fridurih, from Proto-Germanic *Friþurīks (“peaceful ruler”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A town in Colorado
  3. A city in Kansas
  4. A city and county in Maryland
  5. A city in Oklahoma
  6. A town in South Dakota

Notable Persons Named Frederick

Frederick Douglass was an abolitionism in the united states, suffragette, author, editing, diplomat, abolitionist, suffragist, and editor. Frederick was given the name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland, U.S. He left this life on February 20th, 1895.

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Fred Trump was a founder of elizabeth trump & son co., the trump organization, and founder ofelizabeth trump & son co. Fred was given the name Frederick Christ Trump by his parent Frederick Trump on October 11th, 1905 in Woodhaven, New York, U.S. He passed away on June 25th, 1999.

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Fred Astaire was a dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, percussionist, and dance. His career lasted from 1904 to 1981. Fred was given the name Frederick Austerlitz on May 10th, 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He passed away on June 22nd, 1987.

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Frederick Trump was a businessman. Frederick was born on March 14th, 1869 in Kallstadt. He died on March 30th, 1918.

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Frederick II was royalty. He was most active from 1740 to 1786. Frederick was born as the child of Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover on January 24th, 1712 in Berlin, Prussia. He died on August 17th, 1786.

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Rick Rubin is a rock music, hip hop music, rap rock, rap metal, heavy metal music, and country music record producer. He plays Electric guitar, Piano, and Sampler (musical instrument). His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Rick was given the name Frederick Jay Rubin on March 10th, 1963 in Long Beach, New York. Rick is also known as DJ Double R.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Frederick

Frederick was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Wales. Frederick was born as the child of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach on February 1st, 1707 in Hanover. He passed away on March 31st, 1751.

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Prince Frederick was royalty. He holds the title Duke of York and Albany. Prince was born as the child of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on August 16th, 1763 in St James's Palace. He passed away on January 5th, 1827.

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Prince Augustus Frederick was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Sussex. Prince was born as the child of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on January 27th, 1773 in Buckingham Palace. He breathed his last breath on April 21st, 1843.

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Henry Frederick was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Wales; Duke of Rothesay. Henry was born as the child of James VI, I, and Anne of Denmark on February 19th, 1594 in Stirling Castle, Scotland. He left this life on November 6th, 1612.

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Adolf Frederick was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1751 to 1771. Adolf was born as the child of Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, and Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach on May 14th, 1710 in Gottorf Castle. He died on February 12th, 1771.

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Lynne Frederick was an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1970 to 1979. Lynne was given the name Lynne Maria Frederick on July 25th, 1954 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, UK. She breathed her last breath on April 27th, 1994.

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How popular is the baby name Frederick in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 483 0 483 #33 boy name
1881 433 0 433 #36 boy name
1882 457 0 457 #37 boy name
1883 438 0 438 #37 boy name
1884 454 0 454 #42 boy name
1885 466 0 466 #37 boy name
1886 461 0 461 #40 boy name
1887 464 0 464 #37 boy name
1888 496 0 496 #42 boy name
1889 451 0 451 #44 boy name
1890 410 0 410 #45 boy name
1891 412 0 412 #44 boy name
1892 453 0 453 #48 boy name
1893 432 0 432 #47 boy name
1894 413 0 413 #54 boy name
1895 406 0 406 #54 boy name
1896 381 0 381 #57 boy name
1897 369 0 369 #56 boy name
1898 368 0 368 #60 boy name
1899 350 0 350 #55 boy name
1900 420 0 420 #64 boy name
1901 336 0 336 #60 boy name
1902 330 0 330 #70 boy name
1903 341 0 341 #63 boy name
1904 390 0 390 #63 boy name
1905 381 0 381 #67 boy name
1906 377 0 377 #66 boy name
1907 410 0 410 #68 boy name
1908 443 5 438 #68 boy name
1909 477 0 477 #65 boy name
1910 548 5 543 #69 boy name
1911 808 6 802 #52 boy name
1912 1,564 0 1,564 #51 boy name
1913 1,997 0 1,997 #49 boy name
1914 2,423 8 2,415 #52 boy name
1915 3,166 7 3,159 #52 boy name
1916 3,340 15 3,325 #52 boy name
1917 3,463 8 3,455 #51 boy name
1918 3,361 11 3,350 #59 boy name
1919 2,940 6 2,934 #64 boy name
1920 3,290 14 3,276 #60 boy name
1921 3,397 22 3,375 #61 boy name
1922 3,358 6 3,352 #60 boy name
1923 3,293 14 3,279 #60 boy name
1924 3,291 13 3,278 #62 boy name
1925 3,108 16 3,092 #65 boy name
1926 3,136 20 3,116 #64 boy name
1927 3,071 22 3,049 #64 boy name
1928 2,905 20 2,885 #67 boy name
1929 2,832 20 2,812 #67 boy name
1930 2,711 15 2,696 #73 boy name
1931 2,481 13 2,468 #73 boy name
1932 2,512 12 2,500 #73 boy name
1933 2,332 11 2,321 #78 boy name
1934 2,439 8 2,431 #77 boy name
1935 2,583 0 2,583 #73 boy name
1936 2,829 13 2,816 #70 boy name
1937 2,895 16 2,879 #68 boy name
1938 2,948 12 2,936 #71 boy name
1939 2,982 10 2,972 #71 boy name
1940 3,097 5 3,092 #68 boy name
1941 3,298 10 3,288 #69 boy name
1942 3,744 9 3,735 #68 boy name
1943 3,850 11 3,839 #70 boy name
1944 3,592 10 3,582 #73 boy name
1945 3,440 5 3,435 #77 boy name
1946 4,246 13 4,233 #75 boy name
1947 4,634 0 4,634 #78 boy name
1948 4,526 12 4,514 #75 boy name
1949 4,758 11 4,747 #70 boy name
1950 4,671 10 4,661 #75 boy name
1951 4,999 12 4,987 #78 boy name
1952 4,991 19 4,972 #76 boy name
1953 4,874 10 4,864 #80 boy name
1954 4,762 18 4,744 #83 boy name
1955 4,553 11 4,542 #86 boy name
1956 4,321 16 4,305 #91 boy name
1957 4,015 17 3,998 #99 boy name
1958 3,653 22 3,631
1959 3,578 26 3,552
1960 3,500 22 3,478
1961 3,335 20 3,315
1962 3,277 23 3,254
1963 3,140 14 3,126
1964 3,375 16 3,359
1965 3,171 13 3,158
1966 2,901 12 2,889
1967 2,830 16 2,814
1968 2,630 16 2,614
1969 2,799 22 2,777
1970 2,907 16 2,891
1971 2,997 23 2,974
1972 2,474 28 2,446
1973 2,202 20 2,182
1974 1,956 24 1,932
1975 1,804 17 1,787
1976 1,754 22 1,732
1977 1,635 8 1,627
1978 1,549 17 1,532
1979 1,651 15 1,636
1980 1,624 12 1,612
1981 1,483 13 1,470
1982 1,376 12 1,364
1983 1,450 14 1,436
1984 1,236 17 1,219
1985 1,231 8 1,223
1986 1,282 15 1,267
1987 1,185 14 1,171
1988 1,189 12 1,177
1989 1,122 9 1,113
1990 1,081 5 1,076
1991 1,139 5 1,134
1992 1,041 5 1,036
1993 954 5 949
1994 903 0 903
1995 830 0 830
1996 809 0 809
1997 711 0 711
1998 720 0 720
1999 671 0 671
2000 647 0 647
2001 614 0 614
2002 580 0 580
2003 587 0 587
2004 581 0 581
2005 569 0 569
2006 556 0 556
2007 484 0 484
2008 519 0 519
2009 491 0 491
2010 525 0 525
2011 470 0 470
2012 485 0 485
2013 555 0 555
2014 566 0 566
2015 556 0 556
2016 579 0 579

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Popularity of Frederick as a first name

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Popularity of Frederick as a last name

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Common last names for Frederick

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  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Schmidt
  • Clark
  • White
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Meyer
  • Thomas
  • Young
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Frederick U.S.
  White 80.13% 64.26%
  African American 14.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.82% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Frederick

People with the last name Frederick are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Frederick

  • How Popular is the name Frederick? Frederick is the 283rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Frederick was the 833rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Frederick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 261,395 babies born with the first name Frederick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Frederick to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Frederick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 483 new born babies.
  • When was Frederick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Frederick is Sunday, September 18th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Frederick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Frederick was in 1951 with a total of 4,987 babies. That's a lot of babies named Frederick!
  • Random Frederick Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Frederick ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 7 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Frederick: Your name in reverse order is Kcirederf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ckrerifde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Frederick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 41,394 people with the last name Frederick.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Frederick? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Frederick as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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