GENDER: Masculine

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.
VARIANT: Alberic (Germanic Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ælfric (Anglo-Saxon), Aubrey, Auberon (English), Alberico (Italian), Elric (Medieval English)

Sources & References

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