Beric Name Meaning & Origin

Beric

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Sometimes spelled Berrick, Berwick, Barric, Barak. It is pronounced BEAR-ick.
Between its connection to President Barak Obama and the character Beric on Game of thrones, it and variations of it may be gaining popularity.

Personal experiences with the name Beric: | Edit

One in my family. Named after an unrelated teacher colleague of his parents in the 70s.

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Meanings and history of the name Beric: | Edit

Gothic term Bairika, which translates as "Little Bear"
Hebrew and Swahili meaning "Lightning" or "Blessing"
Berwick is the name of an English town near the Scottish border. It means "barley farm".

Famous real-life people named Beric: | Edit

Barak Obama (His dad pronounced his name BEAR-ick instead of Buh-ROCK when he was little)
Beric the Briton (a chieftain who opposed the Roman Empire and Nero's hold on what is now the U.K) Mostly a legend, but based on an historical figure.
Berica (Also spelled Verica) was a Roman client king expelled from Britain during the roman invasion.
Beric Davis (the valve manufacturing company, named after a real-life Beric)
Berrick Barnes, Austrailian rugby player

Beric in song, story & screen: | Edit

G.A. Henty's historical fiction "Beric the Briton"
Beric Dondarrion in Game of Thrones
song "Three Ships of Berik" by Therion

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