Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and ric "ruler, king" (making it a cognate of Alberich). This was the name of a 10th-century archbishop of Canterbury, sometimes considered a saint.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAubrey(English) Alberich, Alberic(Germanic) Alberich(Germanic Mythology) Alberico(Italian) Auberon, Oberon(Literature) Elric(Medieval English) Auberi(Medieval French) Albarīks(Old Germanic) Alfríkr(Old Norse)

People think this name is

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Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 16.
Entry updated December 7, 2022