Origin of the name THEODORIC.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name THEODORIC.
Another spelling of Theodoric
(q.v.), a form of Gothic Thiudareiks
(q.v.), meaning "people's ruler." (History of Christian Names,
... 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,