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Fun Facts about the name Ulrich

  • How many people with the first name Ulrich have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 368 babies born with the first name Ulrich in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ulrich to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ulrich? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ulrich first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ulrich is Monday, December 17th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Ulrich born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ulrich was in 2015 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ulrich: Your name in reverse order is Hcirlu. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Crulhi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ulrich? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,668 people with the last name Ulrich.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ulrich? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Ulrich as their last name.
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Popularity of Ulrich as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ulrich U.S.
  White 95.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ulrich

People with the last name Ulrich are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ulrich" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ulrich as well as things modernly associated with the name Ulrich such as celebrities named Ulrich.


Origin and Meaning of Ulrich

The name "Ulrich" is of German origin, and it means "Noble leader". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Old High German uodal (“heritage, homestead”) + rihhi (“ruler”). English sources also suggest German wulf (“wolf”) + ric (“ruler”).

  1. A male given name popular in Germany since Middle Ages; cognate to English Ulric and Scandinavian Ulrik.

Other Inspirations for the Name Ulrich

Ulrich Boser
Ulrich Hewer
Ulrich Merkel
Ulrich Prinz
Ulrich Schnauss
Ulrich Zwingli
Ulrich Oehmen
Ulrich Rentals
Ulrich Fox
Ulrich Thomsen

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ulrich

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich is a musician, songwriter, producer, and actor specializing in heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, and speed metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Lars was born in 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark.


Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Skeet was born in 1970 as Bryan Ray Trout in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA.


Kim Johnston Ulrich

Kim Johnston Ulrich is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Kim was born in 1955 as Kim Charisse Johnston in Ripon, California, U.S.


What does the name Ulrich mean?

Uis for understanding, you show for others.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Ris for relax, you know how!

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Cis for complete, nothing further needed here.

His for honor, your most valuable possession.

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