What does Alaric mean?
Alaric \a-la-ric\ as a boys' name is pronounced AL-a-ric. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alaric is "noble, regal ruler". From Adalrich. Historical: Alaric I was the Gothic king of the Visigoths who plundered Rome in AD 410. Saint Alaricus (10th century) was the son of a duke who turned to religion.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Aric.
Alaric has 1 more alternative form via Adalrich: Adelrich.
Alaric has 1 feminine form: Alarice.
Alaric is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Alaric is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Aric and Al are the popular variation forms of Alaric (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 and is now much less, with the forms Aric and Al becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Alaric and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)