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Estonian version: Priit (pronunciation in English: Preet). [noted -ed]
Priit  9/18/2016
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I always thought this was *the* traditional stereotype name for traditionally stereotyped Germans (pre-World War stereotypes, anyway), but no one in the comments have said so, so maybe I had the wrong impression. (Thank goodness, because I have a German story-character I love and wanted to name him Friedrich, but was worried about following stereotypes.) I'm not sure where that impression could have come from, besides reading about the rather awesome Professor Friedrich Bhaer in Louisa Alcott's book "Little Women".
El is a Beth  12/3/2015
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Friedrich (1289-1330) was the son of King Albert I of Germany and his wife Elisabeth.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Friedrich was the name of three sons of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
1. Friedrich Ludwig (1707-1708)
2. Friedrich Wilhelm (1710-1711)
3. Friedrich (1712-1786).
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Friedrich was the name of the two sons (1685-1686) & (1688-1740) of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and his second wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Friedrich (1657-1713) was the son of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and his first wife Luise. He later became Frederick I.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
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Friedrich (1164-1170) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) and his wife Beatrix.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Friedrich (1144-1167) was the son of King Conrad III of Germany and his wife Gertrud.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Friedrich (1750-1827) was the son of Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony and his wife Maria Antonia.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Friedrich (1865-1932) was the son of King George of Saxony and his wife Maria Ana of Portugal. He later became King Friedrich August III of Saxony.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Friedrich (1796-1796) was the son of King Anthony of Saxony and his wife Maria Theresia, granddaughter of famous Maria Theresia.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Friedrich (1620-1688) was the son of George William, Elector of Brandenburg and his wife Elisabeth.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Friedrich (1337-1401) was the son of King Rupert of Germany and his wife Elisabeth.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Friedrich (1770-1840) was the son of King Frederick William II of Prussia and his second wife Friederike.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Friedrich (1795-1861) was the oldest son of King Frederick William III of Prussia and his wife Luise.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Friedrich (1553-1554) was the son of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Anna.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Friedrich (1720-1721) was the oldest son of Augustus III of Poland and his wife Maria Josepha. This was also the name of his younger brother (1722-1763).
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Friedrich (1696-1763) was the only son of Augustus II the Strong and his wife Christiane.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Friedrich (1670-1733) was the son of John George III, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Friedrich (1562-1578) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his wife Maria of Spain.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
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Friedrich (1439-1451) was the son of Frederick II, Elector of Saxony and his wife Margarete of Austria.
CarolinW  7/15/2012
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Friedrich (1412-1464) was the son of Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Katharina. He later became known as Frederick II.
CarolinW  7/15/2012
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Friedrich (1463-1525) was the son of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and his wife Elisabeth of Bavaria. He later became Frederick III.
CarolinW  7/15/2012
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Friedrich (1575-1577) was the youngest son of Augustus, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna of Denmark.
CarolinW  6/21/2012
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Friedrich (1893-1968) was the son of King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and his wife Luise.
CarolinW  6/20/2012
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Friedrich was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich II and his wife Isabella.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
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Friedrich (1194-1250) was the son of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor and his wife Constance of Sicily. He later became King Friedrich II.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
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Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, formally Friedrich Burgmüller, was a German pianist and composer.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2011
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The composer George Frideric Handel's real name was Georg Friedrich Handel.
lcgirl20  4/10/2010
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Friedrich was the real name of director Fritz Lang (1890-1976).
― Anonymous User  1/14/2009
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Old-fashioned and harsh in sound. Besides, I hate Nietzsche with a flaming passion. He has influenced so many horrendous people to kill others and to view people as too weak and unfit for the world. Hitler is one, but some school shooters have been known to worship the man.
slight night shiver  5/25/2008
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WAY better than USA's Frederick.
VictoriaCalledTori  6/20/2007
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Yeah because USA is a language! I think that if I were to name my son this or Frederick we would call him Fred regardless so I may choose to use the English version over German to simplify things.
stuckonstupid  10/2/2007
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Friedrich here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  10/24/2006
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Pronounced FREED-rikh. (note: 'kh' is not the exact pronunciation here but it is closest to the German 'ch')
This name was very common in Germany until about 50 years ago. Today it is rarely used on babies.
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JHK  9/2/2006
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Actually, I know someone with this name who pronounces it like "Fredrick". He really hates it when people pronounce it "Freed-rick" but I'm not sure if he's pronouncing it right himself.
sqirrlie  8/2/2006
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Friedrich was used as the name of the eldest von Trapp son in the movie "The Sound of Music". Friedrich's character represented the real eldest son (who was in fact the firstborn child, not the second), who was named Rupert.
Chrisell  7/26/2006
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Famous bearer is Friedrich Schiller, German poet and writer.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2006
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Famous bearer is Friedrich Ebert, the first President of Germany.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
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The older of the two vonTrapp boys was called this in The Sound of Music.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005
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My great grandfather came to America just over a hundred years ago from Germany not able to speak a word of English, so to fit in better he changed his name from Friedrich to Fred and taught himself how to speak English and never spoke a word of German to his children to make them more American. I would name a child after him but I know how much it would tic him off. lol (useless I know but what can I say, I felt like sharing)
stuckonstupid  8/15/2005
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Pronounced FREED-rik.
mariej2  7/19/2005

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