Alaric Name Meaning & Origin

Alaric

Pronunciation: AL-ə-rik (key)

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Nicknames for Alaric

Al, Lars, Ric, Alec, Aric

Meanings and history of the name Alaric

Alaric was leader of the Visgoths when they sacked Rome in 410 AD. The name is often translated as "King" or "Leader."

Famous real-life people named Alaric

Alar Teose, from the a capella group On the Rocks

Alaric in song, story & screen

Alaric Saltzman, character on "The Vampire Diaries," played by Matt Davis (though, in the show, they pronounce his name as uh-LAR-ik, whereas the name Alaric is traditionally pronounced AL-er-ik)

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