Meaning and Origin of: Aldrich

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Old king

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a Middle English personal name, Ailric,Alrich, Aldrich, etc. (Many different forms are recorded.) It represents the coalescence of at least two Old English personal names, Ælfrīc ‘elf ruler’ andÆ{dh}elrīc ‘noble ruler’.
  • The earliest recorded bearer of this surname in North America is George Alrich, who came from Derbyshire to MA in 1631.