Fritz originated as a German nickname for Friedrich, or Frederick (Der Alte Fritz, and Stary Fryc were common nicknames for King Frederick II of Prussia and Frederick III, German Emperor.) As well as for similar names including Fridolin and, less commonly, Francis. Fritz (Fryc) was also a name given to German troops by the Entente powers equivalent to the derogative Tommy. Other common bases for which the name Fritz was used include the surnames Fritsche, Fritzsche, Fritsch, Frisch(e) and Frycz.

Other names
Related namesFriedrich, Frederick, Fridolin, Francis (less common)

Below is a list of notable people with the name "Fritz."


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Fictional charactersEdit

  • Fritz the Cat, an anthropomorphic cat from the comic strip of the same name
  • Count Fritz von Tarlenheim, in Anthony Hope's novel The Prisoner of Zenda, its sequel, Rupert of Hentzau, and various film adaptations
  • Ymir Fritz, the progenitor (founding) titan from “Attack on Titan” and queen of the Eldians
  • FitzChivalry Farseer, from Robin Hobb's classic Farseer Trilogy, is the illegitimate son of Prince Chivalry Farseer and a woman of the Mountain Kingdom.
  • Friedrich (Fritz) Von Trapp, from The Sound of Music
  • Fritz, the name for a doll in the story 'Fritz' by Satyajit Ray.
  • Fritz, Dr Shultz's horse in Django Unchained
  • Fritz, Clara's brother in the Nutcracker

See alsoEdit

  • Fritz, a chess program
  • Frits, another given name
  • Frit, a ceramic composition