The baby name Frederick is based on two Germanic elements, the first meaning “peace,” the second meaning “ruler.”
Here are some impressive people named Frederick:
- Frederick G. Banting (1891-1941), Canadian doctor. Co-discovered insulin in 1921.
- Frederick C. Bawden (1908-1972), British plant pathologist. Co-discovered RNA in tobacco mosaic virus in 1936.
- Frederick P. Brooks (1931-), American computer scientist. Selected the 8-bit byte, which enabled computers to use of lowercase letters.
- Frederick G. Cottrell (1877-1948), American chemist. Invented the electrostatic precipitator in 1908.
- Frederick C. Cuny (1944-1995?), American disaster relief specialist.
- Frederick G. Donnan (1870-1956), British chemist.
- Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), African-American abolitionist.
- Frederick G. Hopkins (1861-1947), British biochemist. Discovered vitamins and their function in the diet in 1912.
- Frederick M. Jones (1893-1961), African-American inventor.
- Frederick W. Lanchester (1868-1946), British engineer.
- W. Frederick Morrison (1920-2010), American inventor and entrepreneur. Invented the flying disc toy (“Pluto Platter,” later “Frisbee”) in 1955.
- Frederick Reines (1918-1998), American physicist. Co-discovered the neutrino in 1956.
- Frederick C. Robbins (1916-2003), American physician. Co-discovered the ability of the polio virus to grow in tissue cultures in 1952.
- Frederick Sanger (1918-2013), British biochemist. Determined the structure of insulin in 1955. Co-developed the Sanger method of DNA sequencing in 1977.
- Frederick Seitz (1911-2008), American physicist.
- Frederick W. Taylor (1856-1915) American inventor and engineer. Created the theory of Scientific Management, a.k.a. Taylorism.
- Frederick E. Terman (1900-1982), American engineer. Helped create Silicon Valley.
- Frederick E. Walton (1834-1928), English manufacturer. Invented linoleum in 1860.
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