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Etymology & Historical Origin - Fritz
Fritz is the German diminutive of Friedrich. Friedrich is a name with Germanic roots, derived from the elements “frid” meaning “peace” and “rīc” meaning “ruler, power”. This name has a long and noble history dating back to the Middle Ages on continental Europe. Frederick was borne by several Archdukes of Austria (12th-13th centuries); Holy Roman Emperors (12th to 15th centuries); Kings of Denmark (15th to 20th centuries); Kings of Prussia (17th to 19th centuries); and Kings of Saxony (18th to 20th centuries). The Norman French introduced the name to England in the 11th century but it did not take hold among the British until centuries later under the influence of the House of Hanover, the German dynasty who assumed the British throne in 1714 starting with King George I (who also happened to be the grandfather of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia). Another famous name bearer was American Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a former slave turned powerful orator and abolitionist. Variations of this name include Fredrick (Finnish); Frédéric (French), Friedrich and Fritz (German); Fredo (Italian) and Federico (Spanish).
Popularity of the Name Fritz
The name Fritz has been around since the late 19th century, brought to America by German immigrants. Because the name is rather ethnically German, it has never seen mainstream popularity. And it was especially avoided during the years surrounding WWI and WWII. The last time we find Fritz on America’s Top 1000 list was in 1968. Given to about 30 baby boys in 2012, Fritz is a rare name choice. As a diminutive, it’s casual and sweet. And as a Germanic name it’s strong and snappy. We also like the “peace-rule” etymology. Very comforting.
Popularity of the Boy Name Fritz
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Fritz
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Fritz
Fritz We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Fritz.
Popular Songs on Fritz
Fritz - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Fritz.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Fritz
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (Jan Brett) - Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Fritz
Famous People Named Fritz - Fritz Lang (Austrian filmmaker); Fritz Leiber (American sci-fi/fantasy author); Fritz Kreisler (Austrian composer/violinist); Fritz Walter (German footballer); Fritz Reiner (Hungarian conductor); Fritz Haber (German chemist and Nobel Prize winner); Fritz Crisler (college football coach); Fritz Weaver (American actor); Fritz Julius Kuhn (German-American supporter of the Nazi movement)
Children of Famous People Named Fritz
Famous People who Named Their Son Fritz - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Fritz.
Fritz - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Fritz - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Fritz.
Personality of the Boy Name Fritz
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Fritz