Baby Names: Names Starting with F


FRANKLIN: From the Old French for "free man." Relatives: Frank, Frankie, Franklyn. Namesakes: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Benjamin Franklin.

FRASER: Unknown, possibly Old French for "strawberry." Relatives: Frazer, Fraiser, Frazier. Namesakes: Fraser Heston, Walt Frazier, "Fraiser Crane."

FREDERICK: Old German for "peaceful ruler." A fine old name with a long tradition among European royalty. Relatives: Frederic, Fredericka, Frederica, Frederika, Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Fritz, Fritzie, Fritzi. Namesakes: Frederick Forsyth, Frederick Douglass, Frederica von Stade, Fritz Weaver.

FREMONT: Old German for "guardian of freedom." Namesake: Eliot Fremont-Smith.

FRIEDA: Old German for "peace." Frieda is not particularly fashionable these days; try Frederica. Relatives: Friede, Freida, Fredie, Freda, Winifred. Namesakes: Freida Payne, Frieda (Mrs. D.H.) Lawrence

FULLER: Old English for "one who works with cloth." A surname rarely used as a first. Namesakes: Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Fuller, Fuller Brush man.

FULTON: Old English for "town near the field." Namesakes: Fulton Sheen, Samuel Fulton, Robert Fulton.

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