Meaning and Origin of: Ulrich

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Wolf ruler

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from the personal name Ulrich, Old High GermanOdalrīc, 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.