Alaric (name)

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Alaric is a masculine Germanic given name that, broken into its parts means Ala "everyone's" and ric "ruler". This has various forms in the several Germanic languages, such as Alareiks in the original Gothic and Alrekr in Old Norse. Most modern Germanic languages render it as Alarich or Alarik but Alaric is the form used in modern English, an adaptation of the Latinization (Alaricus) of the Gothic one—there is also the alternative Latinization Alarichus from Greek Ἀλάριχος --. In Italian, Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish it is Alarico.


There were two Visigothic kings with this name:

There was one legendary king of Sweden by the name Alrek.


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