Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. o-do-AY-s蓹r(English)  [keyIPA]

Meaning & History

From the Gothic name *Audawakrs meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements auds "wealth" and wakrs "vigilant". Odoacer, sometimes called Odovacar, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOtakar, Otokar(Czech) Ottokar(German) Odoacre(Italian)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 202.
Entry updated December 7, 2022