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.
Painting of Ulrich Zwingli from the 16th century
Sources & References
- Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1191