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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the 'Nibelungenlied' as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.
VariantAlberic Germanic Mythology
Other Languages & CulturesÆlfric Anglo-Saxon Aubrey, Auberon English Alberico Italian Elric Medieval English

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 71


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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute