Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English element ealh "temple" combined with swiþ "strong". This was the name of the 9th-century wife of Alfred the Great.

Related Names

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Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 207.
Entry added December 7, 2022