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Meaning and Origin of: Ulrich

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Wolf ruler

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : from the personal name Ulrich, Old High German Odalrīc, composed of the elements odal ‘inherited property’, ‘fortune’ + rīc ‘power’. The name was borne by a 10th-century saint, bishop of Augsburg, whose fame contributed greatly to the popularity of the personal name in German- and Slavic-speaking areas in the Middle Ages.