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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbɔld.ɹɪk/

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements bald "bold, brave" and rih "ruler, king". It was borne by a 7th-century Frankish saint, the founder of the monastery of Montfaucon. The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it was common in the Middle Ages.