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Gender: M Meaning of Alaric: "all-powerful ruler" Origin of Alaric: German

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Alaric is an ancient regal name that sounds modern enough to be considered. Alaric was a traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths, the most famous of whom was Alaric I, the King of the West Goths who sacked Rome in 410.

In literature, Alaric was a noble character in P. G. Wodehouse's Blandings Castle novels, the lead character in Alexander Theroux's Darconville's Cat, appeared in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, and was the name of a history teacher on The Vampire Diaries.

More unusual than Frederic or Roderic, Alaric could make a quaintly quirky path to all the Al and Rick nicknames.

Famous People Named Alaric

Alaric I, ruler of the Visigoths in the fifth century
Alaric II, king of the Visigoths (485–507)
Alaric, legendary ruler of the Swedes (Germanic tribe)

Pop Culture References for the Name Alaric

Alaric Saltzman, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Alaric, Duke of Dunstable, a character in P. G. Wodehouse's 'Blandings Castle' series
Alaric the Mad, character in the Warhammer Fantasy realm
Alaric Darconville, title character of Alexander Theroux's "Darconville's Cat"
Alaric Deschain, character in Stephen King's series The Dark Tower
Alaric Morgan, character in the Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz
Alaric Tudor, one of the clerks in Anthony Trollope's "The Three Clerks"
Alaric Vas, character in "The Bird Artist" by Howard Norman
Alaric, character in Alyssa Day's Warriors of Poseidon series
Alaric, character in "Born to Exile" by Phyllis Eisenstein

Al, Alarick, Alarik, Aleric, Allaric, Allarick, Alric, Alrick, Ric, Rick, Ulrich, Ulrick

Alaric's International Variations

Ullric, Adalrich, Alarich, Ullrich, Aurick, Aurik (German) Ulryk (Polish) Alarico, Rico (Spanish) Alrik (Swedish)