Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Alberich m. Proto-Germanic *albiz 'elf' + Proto-Germanic rīkijaz 'rich; royal, kingly; mighty, powerful'.

The name of a dwarf in the popular Middle High German poem Nibelungenlied.

Austria
Latin
928 Albrih (nom) UrkStyria 18; 931 Albrico (abl) ibid. 20, Albricus (nom) ibid. 20, Albrih (nom) ibid. 20, Alpricus (nom) ibid. 20; c1070 Alberih (nom) ibid. 70; c12thC Albirich (nom) GCSStFl p. 193
Belgium
Latin
1119 Alberici (gen) CartStBert 8; 1120 Alberici (gen) ibid. 9
Brabant
Latin
1312 Albericus (nom) JeanIII p. 10
England
Latin
966 Ælfricus (nom) CDAS DXXVIII; 967 Ælfric (nom) ibid. DXXXII; 994 Ælfric (nom) ibid. DCLXXXVI, Ælfrich (nom) ibid. DCLXXXVI; 1189 Alfricus (nom) GASurv p. 105, Alvericus (nom) ibid. p. 209, Alvrici (gen) ibid. p. 115, Alvricus (nom) ibid. p. 156, Elfrici (gen) ibid. p. 133, Elfricus (nom) ibid. p. 139, Elvericus (nom) ibid. p. 209, Elvricus (nom) ibid. p. 207; 1222 Albericum (acc) StPaulDom p. 22, Aluricus (nom) ibid. p. 36, alurici (gen) ibid. p. 39; 1279–80 Alurycus (nom) WaHR-SK p. 78
France
Latin
814 Elpericus (nom) StVdM-II H6; c823 Albericus (nom) irminon-vol2 b, Palatiolum; 969 Elpericus (nom) CartSavII 4; 980 Albericus (nom) NotSLdN p. 247; 1101x1120 Alberici (gen) CartStPC XXIV, Albericus (nom) ibid. XXIV; 1133 Albrici (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXVIII; 1135 Albericus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7, Albricus (nom) ibid. 7; 1138x1162 Alberici (gen) ibid. 65, Alberico (abl) ibid. 68, Albericus (nom) ibid. 64; c1140 Alberico (abl) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIII; 1141 Albericus (nom) CartNDSaintes VII; 1146 Albericus (nom) ibid. VIII; 1147 Alberici (gen) clairvaux-12thc 15, Albericus (nom) ibid. 15; 1147x1162 Albericus (nom) ibid. 55; 1163 Alberici (gen) ibid. 99; 1163–64 Albericus (nom) ibid. 112; 1164 Albericus (nom) ibid. 121; 1166 Alberici (gen) ibid. 129, Alberico (abl) ibid. 129, Albericus (nom) ibid. 129, Albricus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XCI; 1179 Alberici (gen) clairvaux-12thc 177, Alberico (abl) ibid. 176, Albericus (nom) ibid. 177, Albricus (nom) ibid. 181; 1180 Alberico (abl) RotScaNor p. 21; 1207 Alberici (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXXIX; a1215 Albericus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXXIII; 1254 Albericus (nom) HAP p. 360; 1275 Alberici (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XLIV
Old French
1292 Auberi (obl) HistHdVParis p. 112; 1294 Auberi (obl) ibid. p. 126; 1296 Auberi paris1296 p. 55; 1298 Auberi (obl) HistHdVParis p. 141; 1301 Aubri (obl) ArchReimsII1 XIII; 1302 Aubri (obl) ibid. XXVII, Aubris (nom) ibid. XXVII; 1306 Aubri (obl) ibid. LV, Aubris (nom) ibid. LV; 1313 Auberi Paris1313 p. 58, Aubri ibid. p. 72
Germany
Latin
822x875 Alfrico (abl) TradCorb §178, §27, Alfricus (nom) ibid. §40; 828 Albric (nom) OrkGZ no. 29, Albrici (gen) ibid. no. 29; 1149 Alberich (nom) mairhofer XXXV; 1259 Aluericus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI; 1294 Aluericus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XCII; 1304 Alverici (gen) BremUrk2 no. 37, Alvericus (nom) ibid. no. 37
Italy
Latin
1142 Albericus (nom) HAP p. 333; 1265x1339 Alberici (gen) BBC-Berg 110, Albrici (gen) ibid. 117; 1275 Albricus (nom) ibid. p. XLII; 1282 Albricus (nom) ibid. p. XLIII; 1285 Albrici (gen) Perugia1285 p. 159; 1286 Albricus (nom) BBC-Berg p. XLIII; 1290 Albricus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1292 Albrici (gen) ibid. p. XLIV, Albricus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1293 Albricus (nom) ibid. p. XLIV; 1295 Albricus (nom) ibid. p. XLV; 1308 Albricus (nom) ibid. p. XLVI; 1310 Alberico (dat) MonRav-2 CCCL; 1327 Alberico (dat) Friuli-14thC no. 448; 1522x1532 Albericus (nom) DSF p. 57, 18
The Netherlands
Latin
714 Alberico (abl) OrkGZ no. 4; 777 Albrico (abl) ibid. no. 11, Albricus (nom) ibid. no. 11; fin8thC Albericus (nom) ibid. no. 21; 834 Alfric (nom) ibid. no. 30; 838 Albricus (nom) ibid. no. 33; 1254 Alvericus (nom) GesOIJ-1 p. 294; 1297 Aluerici (gen) ibid. p. 297
Scotland
Latin
c1100 Ælfrico (abl) ESC XX; c1120 Alfricus (nom) ibid. XXXVI
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Alberich". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Alberich.