Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements æðele "noble" and ric "ruler, king". This was the name of several early Anglo-Saxon kings.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesElric(Medieval English)
Same SpellingÆthelric


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 48.
Entry updated December 7, 2022