Frederica

August 4, 2014 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
Feminine version of “Frederick“, “Frederico”, etc.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Federica, Fred, Freda, Fredda, Freddey, Freddi, Freddie, Freddy, Frederiek, Frederika, Frederikke, Frederique, Fredrica, Fredrika, Frici, Friderici, Frieda, Friederike, Frioriki, Fritzi, Fryderyka, Rica, Riika, Rika, Rike, Rikka, Rikke, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Frederica, Uncle Len’s long-suffering girlfriend, in Sleeping Arrangements, by Laura Cunningham (published 1989, set in the 1950s).
Lady Frederica Bullock, Fred Bullock’s mother, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

WRITERS:
Frederica Sagor Maas (1900-2012), American author, dramatist, essayist, memoirist, playwright, and screenwriter.
Frederica J. Turle (1880-19??), English children’s book author.

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