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Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
Other Languages & CulturesEthelred English
Same SpellingÆþelræd


Depiction of Æthelred the Unready fom the 13th centuryDepiction of Æthelred the Unready fom the 13th century

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kings, leadership, nobility, noble titles
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute