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Of Germanic origin.

It means “wealthy and powerful ruler”.

From the Old High German name “Uodalrich” and the Germanic name “Odalric”.

A combination of “Odal” and “Rik”.

Odal, means “inheritage”, “patrimony”, in Old Norse.

Rik, means “power”, “rich”, “ruler” in Ancient Germanic.

Feminine forms of the name are: Ulrike, Ulli, Ulrica, Ulrika, Ulla, Ulrikke.

Alternative forms of the name are: Ulrik, Ulli, Utz, Ulric, Odalric.

Famous bearers are Ulrich Thomsen, Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Schnauss, Ulrich Wehling.

Ulrich Thomsen is one of the most acclaimed Danish actors.

He has been performing both in films and TV, in European and U.S. productions, such as “Festen”, “Max”, “The World is not Enough”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Alias”, “Fringe”, etc.