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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From German Fritz, pet form of Friedrich (“Frederick”).

  1. (Britain, offensive) A name used to represent the German people (particularly the German armed forces) as a group.
    But if is stationed in that patch of woodland, we've got no chance!
    You! ! Tell us where the ammunition's kept!
  2. A male given name.
  3. (Britain, offensive, ethnic slur) A German person.

Fritz was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Fritz

Fritz Lang was a film director and film producer. He was most prominent from 1919 to 1960. Fritz was given the name Friedrich Christian Anton Lang on December 5th, 1890 in Vienna. He died on August 2nd, 1976.

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Fritz Haber was a scientist in the field of physical chemistry. Fritz was born on December 9th, 1868 in Wrocław. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 1934.

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Fritz Weaver is an actor & voice actor. He was most prominent from 1956 to present. Fritz was given the name Fritz William Weaver on January 19th, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Fritz Haarmann is a criminal. Fritz is also known as The Butcher of Hanover, The Wolf Man, and The Vampire of Hanover.

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Fritz Kreisler was a classical music composer, violinist, and violin. He plays Violin, Kreisler Bergonzi, and Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. He holds the title La Gitana. He was most prominent from 1903 to 1950. Fritz was given the name Friedrich Kreisler on February 2nd, 1875 in Vienna. He left this life on January 29th, 1962.

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Fritz von Below is a military person. His military service ended in 1918.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fritz

Taylor was born on October 28th, 1997 in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

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Clemens Fritz is a soccer player for the SV Werder Bremen, FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, Karlsruher SC, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany national under-21 football team, Germany national football B team, and Germany national football team. Clemens was born on December 7th, 1980 in Erfurt.

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Willie was born on April 2nd, 1960.

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Jean Fritz is a children's novels, biography, memoir, and children's literature writer. Her career lasted from 1954 to 1954. Jean was born on November 16th, 1915 in Wuhan.

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Jonny Fritz is an alternative country musician. Jonny was born in Montana. Jonny is also known as Jonny Corndawg.

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Helmut Fritz is an electronic music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Helmut was given the name Éric Greff in 1975.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 8 0 8
1882 21 0 21
1883 12 0 12
1884 16 0 16
1885 17 0 17
1886 13 0 13
1887 16 0 16
1888 23 0 23
1889 21 0 21
1890 16 0 16
1891 17 0 17
1892 23 0 23
1893 15 0 15
1894 17 0 17
1895 15 0 15
1896 15 0 15
1897 14 0 14
1898 15 0 15
1899 18 0 18
1900 23 0 23
1901 7 0 7
1902 13 0 13
1903 13 0 13
1904 8 0 8
1905 12 0 12
1906 8 0 8
1907 19 0 19
1908 17 0 17
1909 17 0 17
1910 14 0 14
1911 15 0 15
1912 32 0 32
1913 44 0 44
1914 52 0 52
1915 78 0 78
1916 83 0 83
1917 75 0 75
1918 76 0 76
1919 55 0 55
1920 71 0 71
1921 64 0 64
1922 64 0 64
1923 63 0 63
1924 71 0 71
1925 60 0 60
1926 68 0 68
1927 71 0 71
1928 65 0 65
1929 60 0 60
1930 60 0 60
1931 70 0 70
1932 58 0 58
1933 63 0 63
1934 70 0 70
1935 79 0 79
1936 64 0 64
1937 77 0 77
1938 59 0 59
1939 72 0 72
1940 69 0 69
1941 62 0 62
1942 55 0 55
1943 59 0 59
1944 44 0 44
1945 55 0 55
1946 57 0 57
1947 61 0 61
1948 68 0 68
1949 65 0 65
1950 69 0 69
1951 76 0 76
1952 68 0 68
1953 90 0 90
1954 96 0 96
1955 87 0 87
1956 107 0 107
1957 103 0 103
1958 93 0 93
1959 90 0 90
1960 91 0 91
1961 87 0 87
1962 85 0 85
1963 77 0 77
1964 91 0 91
1965 71 0 71
1966 65 0 65
1967 60 0 60
1968 62 0 62
1969 56 0 56
1970 66 0 66
1971 64 0 64
1972 52 0 52
1973 54 0 54
1974 32 0 32
1975 43 0 43
1976 54 0 54
1977 37 0 37
1978 39 0 39
1979 33 0 33
1980 38 0 38
1981 32 0 32
1982 48 0 48
1983 33 0 33
1984 38 0 38
1985 45 0 45
1986 40 0 40
1987 25 0 25
1988 38 0 38
1989 33 0 33
1990 43 0 43
1991 32 0 32
1992 26 0 26
1993 31 0 31
1994 21 0 21
1995 32 0 32
1996 24 0 24
1997 22 0 22
1998 24 0 24
1999 23 0 23
2000 22 0 22
2001 24 0 24
2002 33 0 33
2003 28 0 28
2004 22 0 22
2005 22 0 22
2006 22 0 22
2007 30 0 30
2008 35 0 35
2009 32 0 32
2010 27 0 27
2011 47 0 47
2012 30 0 30
2013 41 0 41
2014 39 0 39
2015 43 0 43
2016 50 0 50
2017 37 0 37

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Popularity of Fritz as a first name

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Popularity of Fritz as a last name

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Common last names for Fritz

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Carlson
  • Mueller
  • Nelson
  • Olson
  • Schmidt
  • Schroeder
  • Swanson
  • Schneider
  • Meyer
  • Miller
  • Hansen
  • Richter
  • Bauer
  • Gustafson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fritz U.S.
  White 93.12% 64.26%
  African American 2.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fritz

People with the last name Fritz are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fritz

  • How Popular is the name Fritz? Fritz is the 3,297th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fritz was the 1,055th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fritz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,245 babies born with the first name Fritz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fritz to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fritz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Fritz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fritz is Sunday, December 22nd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Fritz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fritz was in 1956 with a total of 107 babies.
  • Random Fritz Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fritz is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Fritz: Your name in reverse order is Ztirf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iztfr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fritz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,224 people with the last name Fritz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fritz? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Fritz as their last name.

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