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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.


Alaric has 14 variants: Al, Alarick, Alarico, Aleric, Alerick, Allaric, Allarick, Alleric, Allerick, Alric, Alrick, Ullrich, Ulrich and Ulrick.

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 (usage of 0.337%) and is now much less, with the forms Al and Aric becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Alaric and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Aric in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alaric and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Aaric, Aldric and Allric. Like Alaric, these names are not frequently used.