Friedrich name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: German, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Friedrich f-riedri-ch
Meaning: Peace, Protection, Mighty and Ruler
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What does Friedrich mean?

Commonly used in Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, German and Danish rare, Friedrich given to boys. Its origin is in Germanic and Old High German, meaning of Friedrich is "Peace and King, Protection, Mighty or Ruler".

Friedrich is variant of eternal and widespread Frederick. Frederick means Power and Peace has its origin in Germanic and English. Friedrich is equivalent of Friederich in German language. The name is celebrated on July 18th.

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How do I pronounce Friedrich?

The two syllabled name Friedrich is pronounced, f-riedri-ch. There are multiple ways to say the baby name, i.e., fri(ed)-rich.

Variants of Friedrich

Frederick, Bedrich, Fredi, Friederich, Frithuric, Manfried, Fred

How popular is the name Friedrich?

Friedrich is an uncommon baby name in United States, although it has been in use since 1914 but could not make beyond the top 2000. There are over 491 babies that have been given the name Friedrich in United States.

In England and Wales, it is relatively new, first appeared in 1997. Also, in France, it has been in use since 1901 and achieved its top most rank of 329 in 1902.

However things change on global perspective, Friedrich is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 500 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Austria. At least, 290000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Friedrich in Nordic countries

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What numerology tells about Friedrich?

You often get carried away by your emotions and taken as crazy because of your excessive reactions to injustice. You can easily adapt to new people and new environments. You doubt everything you hear or see because you like to know the core of things before you accept their representation. Find yourself a new hobby, bring freshness in your life. If your name ends with letter H, it reveals you are a person of facts.

Other names similar to Friedrich

  •  Duiri - Girl name Duiri is used prevalently in Sami and Finnish languages. Duiri is Sami form of Tuire
  •  Joren - Loved Joren specifically is used in Norwegian and Swedish is a unisex name has its roots in Old Greek, meaning of Joren is "Earth Worker"
  •  Mitti - Meaning of Mitti is Soil is used in Danish, Greenlandic and Swedish is used as a girl name
  •  Gerardus - Lofty Gerardus is used principally in Norwegian, Dutch and Swedish has its origin in Germanic is bestowed upon boys. Gerardus is equivalent of Gérard in Latin language
  •  Arte - Meaning of Arte is Noble or Bear Man is used as a baby boy name. Its origin is in Celtic is largely used in Old SwedishFinnish and English

Sibling Names for Friedrich

If you are looking for sibling names that complement the Germanic roots and strong meaning of "Friedrich," look no further. From classic to unique, here are some options to consider for your growing family.

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Famous people named Friedrich

  • Friedrich Blass, After studying at Göttingen and Bonn
  • Friedrich Traugott Wahlen, Swiss agronomist and politician
  • Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker, German classical philologist and archaeologist
  • Friedrich August Wolf, German Classicist and is considered the founder of modern Philology
  • Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar
  • Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German novelist, poet, playwright
  • Friedrich Ueberweg, German philosopher and historian of philosophy
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German classical scholar
  • Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-born French-language journalist, art critic
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter, German poet and dramatist
  • Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet, lawyer
  • Friedrich Thiersch, German classical scholar and educationist
  • Friedrich Heinrich von der Hagen, German philologist
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist
  • Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist
  • Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet, was born at Hamburg
  • Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German Lutheran theologian and theosopher
  • Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann, German historian and politician
  • Friedrich Christoph Schlosser, German historian
  • Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss politician
  • Friedrich Ebert, German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and the first President of Germany
  • Friedrich Christian Diez, German philologist
  • Friedrich Bouterwek, was German philosopher and critic
  • Friedrich August von Alberti, German geologist whose ground-breaking 1834 publication recognized the unity of the three characteristic strata that compose the sedimentary deposits of the Triassic period
  • Friedrich August von Finck, Prussian soldier and writer
  • Friedrich Münzer, German classical scholar noted for the development of prosopography
  • Friedrich Karl Theodor Zarncke, German philologist, was born at Zahrensdorf
  • Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer, German historian
  • Friedrich Torberg, pen-name of Friedrich Kantor, an Austrian writer
  • Friedrich Werner, German cornettist under Heinrich Schütz at the Dresden court
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, cultural critic, composer
  • Friedrich Wöhler, German chemist, best
  • Friedrich Bessel, German astronomer, mathematician
  • Friedrich Engels, German philosopher, communist, social scientist
  • Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologian, philosopher
  • Friedrich Eduard Beneke, German psychologist and post-Kantian philosopher
  • Friedrich Carl von Savigny, German jurist and historian
  • Friedrich Schlegel, German poet, literary critic, philosopher
  • Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, influential German philosopher, literary figure
  • Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German-Russian astronomer and geodesist
  • Friedrich Miescher, Swiss physician and biologist
  • Friedrich Mohs, German geologist and mineralogist
  • Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • Friedrich Accum, German chemist
  • Friedrich Albert Lange, German philosopher and sociologist
  • Friedrich Hund, German physicist
  • Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist
  • Friedrich Bergius, German chemist
  • Friedrich Hayek, Austrian economist and philosopher best
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, ', based on 'A Dangerous Game' )
  • Friedrich Schiller, German poet, philosopher, physician, historian
  • Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian and later an American military officer
  • Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and philosopher
  • Friedrich Rückert, German poet, translator
  • Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German writer of the Romantic style
  • Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German dramatist and novelist
  • Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
  • Friedrich von Wieser, early economist of the Austrian School of economics
  • Friedrich Adolf Riedesel, German officer
  • Friedrich Paulus, German general during World War II
  • Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer
  • Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian officer, lieutenant general


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