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Dutch, Flemish and German short form of FRIDOLIN and its feminine forms FRIDOLINA and FRIDOLINE.In German and Yiddish, the name has also been encountered as a diminutive of names that contain the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". In those cases, the name is basically a German and Yiddish variant of FRIEDL. It should be noted, though, that it appears that the name is strictly feminine in Yiddish.Known German bearers of this name include the former soccer player Friedel Rausch (b. 1940), the luger Friedel Tietze (born after 1908, died after 1953) and Frieda "Friedel" Adler Bergman (1884-1918), the mother of the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982). In the Netherlands, a known bearer of this name is the singer Roxeanne Hazes (b. 1993), a daughter of the popular singer André Hazes (1951-2004). She carries the name as a middle name, which was given to her in honor of her maternal grandmother Friedel van Galen-Mak (c. 1946-2009).