Gender: Male Meaning of Alaric: "all-powerful ruler" Origin of Alaric: German Alaric's Popularity in 2019: #878

Alaric Origin and Meaning

The name Alaric is a boy's name of German origin meaning "all-powerful ruler".

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.

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Rank in US: #878

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Pop Culture References for the name Alaric

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

Alaric's International Variations

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


Dietrich Says:


ah-LAH-rich. The "ch" like in "Bach". "K" will sometimes suffice to an untrained tongue.

megan7410 Says:


How do you pronounce that?

Dietrich Says:


We have an Alarich. We hate nicknames.

deusvult Says:


My brain tells me "AL-ar-ic", but The Vampire Diaries tells me "al-AR-ic".

koukailee Says:


if u don't mind me asking but what is ur middle name

koukailee Says:


Im having twins and I love name Alaric and Greyson but having at hard time with the middle name. I keep picking names that start with J like Greyson Jonathan, or Alaric Jaiden and my eldest boy is Killian James.

autumnreverie Says:


I prefer this to Alec. I don't like the nickname possibilities.

EW314 Says:


I dislike this name. It sounds surprised.

Megan Patten Says:


Your parents must be awesome ;)

Megan Patten Says:


This is my son's name. We pronouce it uh-lar-ik. He doesn't have a nickname, we just call him Alaric. Why do people always think people need nicknames?

Hailey Says:


I like this, it sounds noble and mysterious.

Zelliew Says:


I prefer Alec

Alaric Says:


My names Alaric.

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headintheclouds Says:


This is my little cousin's name- he goes by Aric or Ari. I think this is a very handsome and distinguished name, and can grow with a child to fit a person of all ages from little boy to grown man.

jojobabyberry Says:


I think it's such a handsome name.