Other Forms FormsAufrica, Effrica, Aurick
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 8/25/2009
Manx form of AIFRIC, from Gaelic aith-bhric or ath-breac meaning "somewhat dappled, speckled". According to 'An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language' (1896) by Alexander MacBain, the old Gaelic feminine name Affric belonged to a water nymph in local folklore who gave her name to the river Affric (which itself gave its name to the Scottish glen and loch Affric).