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What does Ulrich mean?

Ulrich Pronunciation of Ulrich [ul-rich] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and Ulrich means "noble, regal ruler; power of the wolf; power of the home". Ulrich is a version of Alaric (Old German): from Adalrich. Ulrich is also a variation of Ulric (English, Old German): transcription of Wulric (German).

Associated with: noble, ruler (king), power, wolf, home.


Ulrich has 1 variant: Ullrich.

9 more alternative forms via Alaric, Ulric: Alarick, Alarico, Aleric, Alerick, Alric, Alrick, Ullric, Ulrick and Ulrik.

Creative forms:
(male) Errich, Torich, ..

(female) Ulrichi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ulrich Markell (U.M.), ..

How popular is Ulrich?

Ulrich is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#2006 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only popular related form of Ulrich (not ranked) is Alaric (#1077 from recent data). Other variants, like Alerick, are seldom used. This relation of Ulrich was popular as a birth name presently (#1077). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Ulrich is pronounced similarly to Allric. Other recommended names are Adalrich, Adelrich, Alberich, Aldrich, Aldritch, Alldrich, Arch, Baruch, Birch, Boruch, Burch, Darach, Edrich, Eldrich, Eldritch, Elldrich, Emerich, Emich, Erich, Fletch, Hersch, Hinrich, Hirsch, Larch, March, Rich, Terach, Ukiah, Ulbricht, Ulick, Uri, Uria, Uriah, Urias, Uriel, Urija, Urijah, Uriyah, Uziah, Uzziah and Zerach. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ulrich.

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