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Gender: Male Meaning of Ulric: "wealthy, powerful ruler" Origin of Ulric: English

The name Ulric is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wealthy, powerful ruler". Ulric and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Also related to the word for wolf, this name has a first syllable that's not appealing to the American ear. Better ic-ending choices: Dominic, Frederic, Eric.

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Famous People Named Ulric

Ulric Amado de Carvalho, French racing driver
Ulric Browne, English actor
Ulric Dahlgren, U.S. Civil War Colonel
Ulric Ellerhusen, German-American sculptor and teacher
Ulric Guttinguer, French novelist
Ulric Haynes, former United States Ambassador to Algeria
Ulric I and II, Margraves of Carniola and Carinthia and Istria
Ulric Manfred II, Count of Turin and Margrave of Susa
Ulric Neisser, American psychologist
(Hugh) Ulric (Swinscow) Nisbet, English writer
Ulric-Joseph Tessier, Canadian Senator from Quebec
Jean Auguste Ulric Scheler, Swiss-Belgian philologist
John Ulric Nef, Swiss-born American chemist

Pop Culture References for the name Ulric

Ulric, character in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
Ulric, deity in the Warhammer Fantasy setting

Ulf, Ulfa, Rick, Ulrick, Ric, Ull, Ulu, Ricky

Ulric's International Variations

Alric, Ulrich, Uli, Ulz, Utz (German) Ulryck (Polish) Ulrico (Italian) Ulrik (Scandinavian)


abirami Says:


I don't know, the first syllable sounds perfectly fine to this American's ears.

ulricfromberlin Says:


Thank you kelken17 for defending this name so bravely. My English-speaking friends like my name. I think, the first sylable sounds foreign; and that can be good if you are out for something new :-)

indiefendi2 Says:


I think it would make an interesting middle name. Definitely rare.

Jamie Says:


Agreed. Whose opinion is that? Saying not to use this name in America and suggesting other names? What the hell?

kelken17 Says:


I really dislike the judgey sound in descriptions on a few names. Really turns me off from the sight.
I personally think this name as potential even to my American ears.

Megan R Says:


That's all I could think about when I saw this.

eveyalecia Says:


Sir Uuuuuuuuuuuuuulric Von Lichtenstein!

I actually like this name, partially because it was the name of a character I liked on a cartoon when I was a kid. And the A Knight's Tale reference, too. :)