Origin of the name ARARIKIS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ARARIKIS.
name composed of the elements aras "eagle,"
and rikis "commander, ruler," hence "eagle
The Gothic form is Arareiks.
After the Ostrogoths lost their
hero Giltibaudas, they were indifferent as to who was going to be their
king. Rugians (Rugii were the ancestors of the Latvians), who at
that time were united with the Ostrogoths, proclaimed their countryman Ararikis
as the king of the Goths. (Guthones, Rackus, 1929).