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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.AM-əl-rik English
ə-MAL-rik English
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Meaning & History

Germanic name derived from the elements amal meaning "work, labour" and ric meaning "power". This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths, as well as two 12th-century rulers of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
VariantEmelrich
Other Languages & CulturesAmaury French

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 95

Categories

history, kings, power
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute