[ 4 syll. fre-de-ri-ca, fr-eder-ica ] The baby girl name Frederica is pronounced FRehD-ah-RIY-Kah or FRehD-RIY-Kae (English) †. Frederica's language of origin is Germanic. It is predominantly used in English, Italian, and Portuguese. The meaning of Frederica is 'peaceful ruler'. It is a two-element name derived from fridu and ric which are of the meanings 'peace, protection, safety' and 'rich, powerful, ruler' respectively. Frederica is the feminine form of the English Frederick.
The name Frederica is widely used; it has 70 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Farica, Farika, Federikke, Feriga, Flick, Fredalena, Fredda, Freddee, Freddey, Freddy, Fredella, Frederickina, Frederika (used in German and Scandinavian too), Frederine, Frederyca, Fredi, Fredia, Fredie, Fredith, Fredrica, Fredricia, Fredricka, Fredrika, Freida, Frerika, Frida (used in German, Hungarian, and Spanish too), Fridda, Frideborg, Frieda, and Friede. Other English forms include the contracted forms Fred, Freda, and Rica (used in German too), the familiar forms Freddi, Freddie, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, and Rikki, and the spelling variant Fredericka.
Forms used in foreign languages include Bed'ka (Czech), Bedriska (Czech), Beduna (Czech), Béda (Czech), Federica (Italian), Fedriska (Czech), Frede (German), Frederike (Dutch and German), Frederikke (Scandinavian), Frederique (French), Frédérique (French), Frici (Hungarian), Friederika (German), Friederike (German), Fritze (German), Fritzie (German), Frizinn (German), Fryda (Polish), Fryderyka (Polish), Richela (Dutch), Rikke (Scandinavian), Riska (Czech), and Viorica (Romanian). The familiar forms Fritzi (German) and Ricca (German) are other foreign variants.
See also the related form, the English Rickilee.
Frederica is a rare baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1911, 0.005% of baby girls were named Frederica. It was #967 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then, and is used on an infrequent scale today. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Frederica, Frida was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Frederica include Fredericka, Frederika, Frederike, Frederikke, Friederike, Fryderyka, Frederique, Frederyca, Fredrica, Fredricia, Fredricka, Fredrika, Frédérique, and Friederika.
† Pronunciation for Frederica: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"