Composers: Frederic

Frederic

Name origin: German

Name meaning: Peaceful ruler

Chopin

Name origin: French and English

Name meaning: nickname for a heavy drinker, from Old French chopine, a large liquid measure (from Middle Low German schōpen ‘ladle’). The derived Old French verb chopiner has the sense ‘to tipple’, ‘to drink to excess’. Possibly, though less likely, the surname may have been acquired as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of ladles or vessels used in the casting of metal, which were also called chopines.