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From an Old French name of Germanic origin, from fred, frid ‘peace’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’. It was adopted by the Normans and introduced into Britain by them, but did not survive long. Modern use in Britain dates from the 17th century, and it became more frequent in the 18th among followers of the Elector of Hanover, who in 1714 became George I of England. It was reinforced by the vogue for Germanic names in Victorian times.
325th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
232,258
to be exact
242,086
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Maine
has the most people named Frederick per capita
1913
marked the height of its popularity
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100.00%
51%
55+
36%
30-54
8%
13-29
5%
0-12

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