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Alaric

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German
"all-powerful ruler"

Alaric Origin and Meaning

The name Alaric is 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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Famous People Named Alaric

  • Alaric I and IIKings of the Visigoths
  • Alariclegendary king of Sweden
  • Alaric Tay (Liang Hoong)Singaporean film director
  • (Harold) Alaric JacobEnglish writer and war correspondent
  • Alaric Alexander WattsEnglish poet and journalist
  • Alaric "Rokko" JansAmerican composer
  • Alaric B. ChapinAmerican Civil War hero
  • AlaricCotin, nickname of Frederick the Great of Prussia, given by Voltaire for his military genius and his taste for literature

Alaric in Pop Culture

  • Alaric Saltzmancharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries", He is also called Rick
  • AlaricDuke of Dunstable, a character in P. G. Wodehouse's 'Blandings Castle' series
  • Alaric the Madcharacter in the Warhammer Fantasy realm
  • Alaric Darconvilletitle character of Alexander Theroux's "Darconville's Cat"
  • Alaric Deschaincharacter in Stephen King's series The Dark Tower
  • Alaric Morgancharacter in the Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz
  • Alaric Tudorone of the clerks in Anthony Trollope's "The Three Clerks"
  • Alaric Vascharacter in "The Bird Artist" by Howard Norman
  • Alariccharacter in Alyssa Day's Warriors of Poseidon series
  • Alariccharacter in "Born to Exile" by Phyllis Eisenstein
  • Sir AlaricKeeper of the King's Records in "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" by Dr. Seuss