Given Name ULRICH

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: UWL-rikh (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Odalric meaning "prosperity and power", from the element odal "heritage" combined with ric "power". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Hulderic. This was the name of two German saints. Another famous bearer was Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), also known as Huldrych, the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland.
VARIANT: Odalric (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Ulli, Utz (German), Ueli (German (Swiss))
FEMININE FORMS: Ulrike, Ulli (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Oldřich (Czech), Ulrik (Danish), Ulric (English), Ulrik (Norwegian), Oldrich (Slovak), Urh (Slovene), Ulrik (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1191


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Entry updated July 2, 2017