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What does Eldritch mean?

Eldritch Pronunciation of Eldritch [el-dritch] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and Eldritch means "old". Eldritch is a version of Aldrich (Old English).

Associated with: old english, old.


Eldritch has 1 variant: Aldritch.

5 more alternative forms via Aldrich: Aldric, Alldrich, Eldrich, Eldridge and Elldrich.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Eldritch Rhett (E.R.), ..

How popular is Eldritch?

Eldritch is a rare given name for males. Eldritch is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Eldritch (not ranked) is Eldridge. Other variants, like Aldritch, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Eldritch was more pronounced in the 1900s (#648), but now, Eldridge has become less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eldridge in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alberich, Bardrich, Eddrick, Ederic, Ederick, Edrian, Edric, Edrich, Edrick, Edrik, Elbrecht, Elbridge, Eldin, Eldis, Eldred, Eldredge, Eldrege (see Eldridge), Eldrick, Eldrid, Eldrige, Eldwin, Elice, Elijah, Ellice, Emerich, Emich, Emmerich, Enrico, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erric, Errick, Errico, Eurico, Everitt, Fitch, Fletch, Fridrich, Hinrich, Mitch, Ritch, Roderich, Ullrich and Ulrich. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eldritch.

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