The name Aldrich is a boy's name of English origin meaning "old, wise ruler". Aldrich and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".
From the experts:
In an era with so many created, modern names, Aldrich oozes history and substance. But it is also fit for modern times, given its surname-as-name status and the nickname potential (Al, Richie, etc).