Usage Welsh (Archaic)
Other Forms FormsElidir, Elidor, Elidyr
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Meaning & History
Old Welsh name, the second element likely deriving from Welsh dur "steel" but the first element being of uncertain meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Elidur was the name of a king of Britain. It was revived in the 19th century in the form Elidor, which was later used by English author Alan Garner for the hero of his fantasy novel 'Elidor' (1965).