Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AM-蓹l-rik(English) 蓹-MAL-rik(English)  [keyIPA]

Meaning & History

From the Visigothic name *Amalareiks, derived from the Gothic element amals meaning "unceasing, vigorous, brave", also referring to the royal dynasty of the Amali, combined with reiks meaning "ruler, king". This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths, as well as two 12th-century rulers of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAmaury(French) Amalrich(Germanic)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 95.
Entry updated December 7, 2022