Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Old English name composed of the elements æðele "noble" and flæd, possibly meaning "beauty". This was the name of a 10th-century ruler of Mercia (a daughter of Alfred the Great).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesElfleda(English) Ethelfleda(Medieval English)
Same SpellingÆthelflæd

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 36.
Entry updated December 7, 2022