[ syll. al-be-ric(h), alb-eri-ch ] The baby boy name Alberich is pronounced as AELB-erihK- †. Alberich is used mostly in German and it is of Germanic origin. The meaning of Alberich is elf ruler, supernaturally powerful. It is a two-element name derived from the words 'alf' and 'ric' which are of the meanings elf, supernatural being and rich, powerful, ruler respectively. Old forms of the name include Aelfric (Old English), Alberic (Germanic), Albericus (Latin), and Albirich (Old French). In Germanic mythology, Alberic was the sorcerer king of the elves, known also by the early pet form Auberon. A variant of the name, Oberon, later appeared in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1594-1596). The name was brought to England by the Normans and the Anglo Saxons.
Alberich is not commonly used as a baby boy name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† approx English pronunciation for Alberich: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"