Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements æðele "noble" and mære "famous". A famous bearer was the 11th-century English monk Æðelmær of Malmesbury who attempted to fly with a gliding apparatus (breaking his legs in the process).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAmse(Frisian) Elmar(German) Adelmar(Germanic) Elmārs(Latvian) Edelmiro(Spanish)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   strong   strange   complex   serious  


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 42.
Entry updated December 7, 2022