Saturday, 3 May 2014

Alaric


"The Sack of Rome by The Visigoths on 24 August 410" by J. N. Sylvestre


Origin: Germanic
Meaning: "ruler of all"
Gender: masculine
Pronunciation: AL-ə-rik or uh-LAR-ik

Alaric comes from the Gothic name Alareiks which is derived from the Germanic elements ala meaning "all" and ric meaning "ruler, power".

This is the name of the king of the Visigoths, Alaric I, who sacked Rome in 410 and might have precipitate the fall of Rome. Alaric II succeeded his father as king of the Visigoths in Toulouse, and Alaric is one of the two legendary kings of Sweden.

   Related names:

Alarich - Germanic (m)
Alarico - Spanish, Portuguese (m)
Alaricus - Latin (m)
Alarik - Germanic (m)

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