Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. UWL-rikh(German)

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Odalric meaning "prosperity and power", from the element odal "heritage" combined with ric "ruler, mighty". 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.

Related Names

VariantOdalric(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutivesUlli, Utz(German) Ueli(German (Swiss))
Feminine FormsUlrike, Ulli(German)
Other Languages & CulturesOldřich(Czech) Ulrik(Danish) Ulric(English) Ulrik(Norwegian) Oldrich(Slovak) Urh(Slovene) Ulrik(Swedish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   rough   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: July 10
Germany: July 4


Painting of Ulrich Zwingli from the 16th centuryPainting of Ulrich Zwingli from the 16th century


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1191.
Entry updated February 4, 2020