Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements hilt "battle" and rih "ruler, king". Hilderic was a 6th-century king of the Vandals. This name was also borne by three early Merovingian Frankish kings, though their name is usually spelled as Childeric.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHildirīks(Old Germanic)
User SubmissionHildéric


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 834.
Entry updated April 23, 2024