Usage Ancient Germanic
Other Forms FormsAdhelm, Althelm
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 3/26/2016
Means "old helmet", derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and helm "helmet, protection". However, it should be noted that there are also various cases where this name is a variant form of ADALHELM, due to metathesis.This name was borne by an Anglo-Saxon saint from the 8th century AD. His original name was actually EALDHELM, but it was often variantly written as Aldhelm.