First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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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

"Ulrich" is a name 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.

Notable Persons With the Name Ulrich

Eckhart Tolle is a spirituality, psychology, and supernatural writer, public speaker, and public speaking. Eckhart was given the name Ulrich Leonard Tölle on February 16th, 1948 in Lünen.


Ulrich Thomsen is an actor. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Ulrich was born on December 6th, 1963 in Odense, Denmark.


Ulrich Mühe was an actor, director, film director, and actoranddirector. He was most prominent from 1979 to 2007. Ulrich was given the name Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe on June 20th, 1953 in Grimma. He left this life on July 22nd, 2007.


Ulrich Beck was a sociology and sociologist. Ulrich was born on May 15th, 1944 in Stolp, Germany. He died on January 1st, 2015.


Ulrich Schnauss is an alternative dance, intelligent dance music, and electrogaze musician, record producer, remixer, and remix.


Ulrich von Türingen was royalty. He holds the title Hochmeister. Ulrich was born on January 8th, 1360 in Hohenfels, Konstanz. He died on July 15th, 1410.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ulrich

Lars Ulrich is a heavy metal music, thrash metal, hard rock, and speed metal musician. He plays Tama Drums. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Lars was born on December 26th, 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark.


Skeet Ulrich is an actor. He has been prominent since 1989. Skeet was given the name Bryan Ray Trout on January 20th, 1970 in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.


Tracii Guns is a hard rock and glam metal musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, Dean Guitars, B.C. Rich, and Gibson Les Paul. He was most active from 1983 to present. Tracii was given the name Tracy Richard Irving Ulrich on January 20th, 1966.


Skylar Satenstein Ulrich is a physician. Skylar was given the name Skylar H Satenstein on June 23rd, 1971 in New York, U.S.


Torben Ulrich is a tennis player. Torben was born on October 4th, 1928 in Frederiksberg, Denmark.


Don Rich was a country music musician. He plays Guitar, Fiddle, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, and Vocals. He was most active from 1959 to 1974. Don was given the name Donald Eugene Ulrich on August 15th, 1941 in Olympia, Washington. He died on July 17th, 1974.


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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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Ulrich

  • How Popular is the name Ulrich? Ulrich is the 18,854th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ulrich was the 2,180th most popular name in 2010.
  • 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 Lchrui. 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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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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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.