Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   strong   rough   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 23.
Entry updated February 4, 2020