Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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).

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE BOY 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.

Quick Facts

ON FRITZ

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

German

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

FRITS

SIMPLE MEANING:

Peaceful ruler

Characteristics

OF FRITZ

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Fritz

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME FRITZ

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Fritz

Popular Songs

ON FRITZ

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of 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

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Fritz

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME FRITZ

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Fritz