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ContributorContrib.Lucille on 7/24/2007
Meaning & History
The meaning and origin of the first element is rather uncertain: we know that it comes from eutha
, but we don't exactly know where eutha
itself comes from. But there are a few possibilities. It might come from Old Norse jôdh
"child" or from ehva
"horse." The element might also be related to the first element of Jorunn
. The second element in the name comes from rîcja
"powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg
and Gothic reiks
, which all mean "king, ruler." Eutharic was the name of the husband of Amalaswintha, daughter of Theodoric the Great (king of the Ostrogoths).