Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Germanic name, derived from the elements alt "old" and gunda "war". Alternatively, it could be a metathesized form of Adalgund. Saint Aldegund (or Aldegundis or Adelgundis) was a 7th-century Frankish abbess at Maubeuge.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEaldgyð(Anglo-Saxon) Aldegonda(Dutch) Aldith, Aldus(Medieval English)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 60.
Entry updated December 7, 2022