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Origin of the name THEODORIC. Etymology of the name THEODORIC. Meaning of the baby name THEODORIC.


THEODERIC.  Frankish.  Another spelling of Theodoric (q.v.), a form of Gothic Thiudareiks (q.v.), meaning "people's ruler." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

... Theodoric or Theoderic I., King of the Visigoths, and a son of the famous Alaric, was elected king in 418 or 419 A.D.  He defeated the Romans at Toulouse in 439, and having conquered a large part of Gaul, concluded a treaty of peace with Avitus.  Theodoric and the Roman general Aetius united their forces against Attila the Hun, who invaded Gaul in 450.  The opposing armies met at Chalons, where Attila was defeated and Theodoric was killed, in 451 A.D.  He left two sons, Thorismond and Theodoric. (Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Thomas, v.2, 1908)


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