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A great name, classic very manly and sophisticated and with plenty of easy nicknames such as Freddie and Ricky while they are young. An all around winner of a name. :-)
― Anonymous User  11/19/2019
Freddie Mercury is enough of a reason for me to give my child this name.
SylvieNyx  3/10/2019
Knew a man named Frederick who used it formally but went by the nickname Rick mostly.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2018
Classic but nerdy. Can't see a little baby named Frederick, unless possibly the family is Germanic or naming after a relative.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2018
Classic, but not very appealing. As for its nicknames, Fred sounds ugly, and Freddy sounds silly and childish.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
In 2018, 58 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Frederick who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 308th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
It's an okay name, but I don't like the nickname Freddie for it became of Freddie Kruger and Fred from Scooby Doo. The diminutives Ed, Eddie, Fred, Erick and Rick are good.
Luvbug86  9/18/2018
Escaped slave turned abolitionist writer and speaker, Frederick Douglass (1818-1985), also actively fought for women's legal right to vote in the US.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/16/2018
I adore Frederick, and Freddie is a great nickname.
saranade  7/29/2018
King Frederick is the name of Rapunzel's dad in Tangled.
kayisforkeen  7/24/2018
Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery was the animator (and director) who created or co-created such legendary cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy.
That70sShowGeek  5/30/2018
Frederick Trump was a racist, so that ruins an otherwise perfectly fine name to me.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2018
Frederick Hiroshi Katayama is a Japanese American television journalist, currently working as a news anchor for Reuters Television. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Japan Society and the U.S.-Japan Council.
cutenose  6/28/2017
Great name. Very strong and manly sounding. It's such a shame the name Frederick isn't used more- it has a few versatile nicknames, too :-)
Goldcrown  5/20/2017
Frederick S. Biletnikoff, known as Fred Biletnikoff, is a former gridiron football player and coach. He was a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons and later an assistant coach with the team. He retired as an NFL player after the 1978 season, and then played one additional season in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Montreal Alouettes in 1980. While he lacked the breakaway speed for deep pass receptions, Biletnikoff was one of the most sure-handed and consistent receivers of his day. He was also known for running smooth, precise pass routes. He is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. Biletnikoff attended Florida State University, where he played college football for the Florida State Seminoles football team and earned consensus All-America honors after leading the country in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as a senior. The Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the most outstanding receiver in NCAA Division I FBS, is named in his honor. Through his AFL and NFL career, Biletnikoff recorded 589 receptions for 8, 974 yards and 76 touchdowns, and had a then-league-record 10 straight seasons of 40 or more receptions. He accomplished these numbers at a time when teams emphasized running over passing. With the Raiders, Biletnikoff played in the second AFL-NFL World Championship game—retroactively known as Super Bowl II—and in Super Bowl XI, in which he was named the game's MVP in a victory over the Minnesota Vikings. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, he also played two AFL All-Star games, three AFL title games, and two AFC championship games.
cutenose  2/16/2017
Frederick "Freddie" McClair was a fictional character on the British television show Skins.
rainymood  1/28/2017
Frederick Christ Trump, the father of Donald Trump.
DundiculutNicholas  11/19/2016
This is the name of my maternal Great-Grandfather, and one of his sons (WWI and WWII soldiers respectively). If I ever had a son, it would be a great honor to give him a name with so much familial history attached to it.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2016
I think Frederick is a great name; it sounds really classy and regal to me. It has some good nicknames too; if this was my name I'd probably go by Freddy.
-Nick-  6/8/2016
It reminds me of the fire emblem awakening character (husband).
― Anonymous User  5/18/2016
Great name, lots of cute nicknames for a boy and very professional and strong sounding on a man. Top name and very underrated.
Goldcrown  4/28/2016
A very classical name, one that in my opinion a historian or author would have.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
A very classic name that is not overused at all. The nicknames Fred and Freddy are cool and not way too common. Rick and Ricky are alright too, but I think they suit Richard better. This overall is one of my favorite names for a boy.
jb223  5/20/2015
The name Frederick sounds classy, which I like. However, I do not like the names Fred, Freddie, etc. I prefer Eric as a nickname.
lilpimpteller  1/24/2015
This name has grown on me. I've recently gotten into vintage-type names, and this fits the bill. I also go to school with a Frederick, but we call him Freddie. He's really smart, articulate, and funny, so I guess that's part of the reason I like the name.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2014
I would have liked this name if it weren't for that brat I met in high school. He was one of the people that made my life a misery back then. If I would have met another Frederick though, I would assume he's not the same kind of brat. So, I have mixed feelings about this name.
m4yb3_daijirou  12/18/2014
The name Frederick is very strong and masculine. I love the meaning of this name. The nickname Fred or Freddy/Freddie is cute. :)
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
Frederick sounds nerdy to me or something. I don't even like the name Fred, so common and boring. Frederick makes me think of a girl in school who had this as a last name.

Also, the nickname Freddy? Really? Oh that's only the red-headed horror of a doll that kills people.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2014
Captain Marryat (1792-1848), the famous writer of sea novels, was a Frederick. Great name.
Just Jonquil  7/4/2013
The middle name of my grandpa. Not a fan of first name usage but it would make a really good middle name with a fn that ends with an "n" :)
donatella  5/10/2013
Not the biggest fan of this name, but I'd be much happier to see a little boy named Frederick than Brayden or Liam or Tyler. The nickname Freddie is adorable!
― Anonymous User  1/12/2013
Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH (29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934) was an English composer.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2012
Frederick (1707-1751) was the oldest son of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline. He was the father of King George III of UK.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
Frederick (1763-1827) was the second son of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Frederick Law Olmstead (1822-1903) was a famous American landscape designer. Along with his partner, Calvert Vaux, Olmstead designed New York City's Central Park and Prospect Park, Niagara Reservation at Niagara Falls (the oldest state park in the US), Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, and many other famous sites still in existence today.

Between Olmstead and his sons, who carried on the landscaping design business after their father's death, they designed the grounds of over 300 university and college campuses, including the University of Chicago, Yale, American University, Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Stanford, and Cornell.
humblebee  3/24/2012
Can't believe no one has mentioned Frederick Douglass. He was a slave who became a famous abolitionist and wrote a very depressing autobiography about his life.
UniqueNameLover  2/10/2012
Frederick Brown (14 March 1851 – 8 January 1941) was a British art teacher and painter.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2011
Frederick Antal (1887-1954) was a Hungarian-born art historian.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2011
There is also a character in 'Sally Lockhart Mysteries', a series of books written by Philip Pullman, called Frederick Garland.

I call my hamster Frederick, because of him! I love this name!
Irangemi  6/26/2011
This name is such a stereotype lol, honestly the only way someone named Frederick would be taken seriously is if they went by Derick.
FlakyMatt  6/6/2011
I think the name Frederick is a spectacular name. Don't let it die out, please! I like Frederick Charles.
― Anonymous User  10/4/2010
I like this name, but I absolutely adore the nickname Freddie, probably because of Freddie Mercury, the ROCK GOD!
lillyanna  12/19/2009
The American chess champion Frederick "Freddie" Trumper is one of the three leads in Benny Anderson, Tim Rice, and Bjrn Uvaelus's musical Chess.
TwilighterRenthead  7/25/2009
Captain Frederick Wentworth is the romantic hero in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion. He only makes me like the name more.

I like Fred and Freddie for nicknames. Fred makes me think of a 1920s guy in a nifty hat at a jazz club, for some reason.
aquamarina  1/31/2009
I don't mind the name as it is- a good, strong name- not great but still good. I have to say though, I adore the nicknames for it, especially "Freddy."
TheCheshireKat  12/3/2008
Fred Astaire and Phyllis Livingston Potter have a son Frederick Austerlitz, born 1936.
Emilie007  10/26/2008
I love the name Frederick! It's such a strong, solid name, and it has a nice meaning too. Don't mind the nickname Freddy or Freddy, but Frederick is best as it is.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2008
I can't stand the name for the simple reason that it's the name of insufferable jerks and despicable men that I have heard of over the course of my life. The worst of the all is Fred Phelps. I'm not exactly a fan of Fred Thompson either, and the dimwit Fred Durst has surely ruined the name for those who care little for politics but have a good taste in music. Thus, I associate the name with insufferable idiots, sorry. This is also the name a Finnish singer has gone by for a long time, and he just so happens to be a misogynist, racist jerk.
slight night shiver  5/25/2008
(Probably) the full name of Fred Weasley, one of the twins in the Harry Potter series.
BoiCrazii  4/22/2008
I completely agree with the first comment on this name. I also agree that Fritz is a cute alternative.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2008
I love the meaning of this name, but I just don't think that it sounds very good. It's just not very melodious.
Luanna  1/13/2008
The first person to comment took the words right out of my mouth! This name has really been growing on me lately.
lcgirl20  12/8/2007
I love the name Frederick and think that Fritz is a cute nickname instead of Freddie or Fred.
issybeth  7/18/2007
I actually rather like the name Frederick. Very classic. I don't much like the nickname Fred for it, perhaps due to negative associations, but Freddy is sort of cute.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
In As You Like It by William Shakespeare, the father of the main character is usurped by his brother, Duke Frederick.
Aqua  12/11/2006
This is one of my dad's middle names and he hates it. It's hard to imagine a baby being called Frederick. Freddie for me, is an ok name.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2006
Frederick Trottveille or whatever is in Enid Blyton's mystery collection which I have read quite a lot. He's nicknamed Fatty.
Luangi  8/11/2006
I hate this name. It reminds me of a lumberjack or a hillbilly. Anyone who would use this name has some serious issues.
skatergirl2  8/7/2006
It's one thing to have a personal distaste for a name. It's another to say someone who would use it has "serious issues."
― Anonymous User  4/8/2007
This website is to be used for mature discussion of names, not wantonly abusing classic, historical names and saying you prefer Ryleigh or some such abominable trash.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2006
This is the name of a main character in Jane Austen's "Persuasion."
― Anonymous User  8/6/2006
I can't believe no one has commented on this name. I really love it, although I despise the nicknames Fred, Freddy and Freddie. Can't say why, I just do. Such a strong and handsome name, though. Love it!
― Anonymous User  7/30/2006

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