Other Origin(s):British, Scottish
Meaning:Elf ruler; The mighty ruler; Otherworldly, strange
Eldrich is a boy’s name of Old English or Germanic origin. It may derive from one of two names. One of these is the Anglo-Saxon name Aelfric, which combines the elements aelf, meaning “elf” with rice, meaning “ruler” to form the meaning “elf ruler.” Another possible origin is the Anglo-Saxon name Aedelric, which combines two Germanic elements to mean “the mighty ruler.” Eldrich is also similar to the Scottish word eldritch, which means “otherworldly” or “strange.” With its connotations of power and magic, this ancient and mystical name makes a striking choice for baby.
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