Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. UWL-rikh(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old German name Odalric, derived from the element uodil "heritage" combined with rih "ruler, king". This was the name of two German saints. Another famous bearer was Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), also known as Huldrych, the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland.

Related Names

DiminutivesUli, Ulli, Utz(German) Ueli(German (Swiss))
Feminine FormsUlrike, Uli, Ulli(German)
Other Languages & CulturesOldřich(Czech) Ulrik(Danish) Ulric(English) Ulderico(Italian) Ulrik(Norwegian) Oldrich(Slovak) Urh(Slovene) Ulrik(Swedish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: July 4
France: July 10
Germany: July 4


Painting of Ulrich Zwingli from the 16th centuryPainting of Ulrich Zwingli from the 16th century


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1191.
Entry updated December 7, 2022