Gender Feminine
Usage English

Meaning & History

Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryþ "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.

Related Names

VariantsElfrieda, Elfrida
Other Languages & CulturesÆlfþryð, Ælfthryth(Anglo-Saxon) Elfriede, Frieda, Friede(German)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022