Origin of the name HERMANRICH.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name HERMANRICH.
German and Gothic. The same as Hermenrich
(q.v.), meaning "public rule," from Teutonic erman
"mighty, powerful; public," and reich "king, ruler." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
HERMANRICH, (c. 269-375).
The first historically accepted King of the Ostrogoths, variously called
Hermanrich, Ermanarich, Ermanrich, and in myth Ermrich. He
was the founder of a great Ostrogothic power about the middle of the
fourth century, when he conquered many Slavic and Finnish tribes, so
that the saga makes him rule from the Black Sea to the Baltic. The
Visigoths recognized his overlordship. A story makes him order
that Swanhilde, wife of a defeated prince, be torn asunder by horses,
for which Hermanrich is slain by her three brothers.
According to another tradition he is said to have put an end to his
life, at the age of more than 100 years, when he saw that he was about
to be attacked by the King of the Huns, Balamir, who killed his son and
took part of his kingdom. Consult Bradley, The Story of the
Goths (New York, 1888). (The New International Encyclopaedia,