Leofric - boys name

Leofric name popularity, meaning and origin

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Leofric name meaning:

The name Leofric is of Old English origin and has a strong historical significance. It is derived from the elements "leof," meaning "dear" or "beloved," and "ric," meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Leofric can be interpreted as "beloved ruler" or "dear king."

Leofric was also the name of a notable character in English history. Leofric, Earl of Mercia, was a powerful nobleman during the reign of King Canute in the 11th century. He was married to Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest against her husband's oppressive taxes. The name Leofric is often associated with strength, nobility, and leadership due to his historical significance.

Parents who choose the name Leofric for their son may be drawn to its unique and ancient charm, as well as its connections to English history and royalty. The name carries a sense of admiration and endearment, suggesting that the child is cherished and has the potential for greatness.

Origin: English

Dear ruler. The husband of Lady Godiva in the 11th century.

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Overall UK ranking: 4789 out of 4789

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