[ 2 syll. ul-ric(h), ulr-i-ch ] The baby boy name Ulrich is pronounced in German as UHL-RihK- †. Ulrich is used chiefly in the English and German languages, and its origin is Germanic. A two-element name, it is derived from the elements 'uodal' meaning heritage, patrimony ; 'ric' rich, powerful, ruler. Uodalrich (Germanic) is an original form of Ulrich. The name was borne by two important German saints, Saint Ulrich (890-973), bishop of Augsburg, and Saint Ulrich of Zell (1029-1093), a Cluniac reformer of Germany. It was also borne by the Blessed Ulrich of Einsiedeln in Switzerland who lived in the 10th century.
Ulrich is a variant of the name Alaric (English).
The name Ulrike (English, German, and Scandinavian) is the female form of Ulrich.
The name Ulrich is widely used; it has 32 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Alaric, Ric, Rich, Richie, Richy, Rick, Rickie, Ricky, Ull, Ullric, Ullrich, Ullrick, Ullryck, Ulric (used in French too), Ulrick, Ulrike, Ulrych, Ulryck, Ulu, Ulyrich, and Ulz. The pet form Uwe is another English variant.
Foreign variants of Ulrich include Huldrich (German), Huldrych (German), Oldrich (Czech), Ulrico (Italian), Ulrik (German and Scandinavian), and Ulryk (Polish). Specific foreign variants include the pet forms Ueli (German and Scandinavian), Uli (German), Ulli (German), and Utz (German).
Ulrich is a rarely used baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Ulrich, Ricky was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Ulrich include Ullrich, Ullrick, Ullryck, and Ulrike.
† Pronunciation for Ulrich: UH as in "look (L.UH.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
A famous person named Ulrich is Theologian Ulrich Zwingli, born Huldreich or Huldrych Zwingli, 1 January 1484 - 11 October 1531, Wildhaus, Switzerland.