Origin of the name ÆLRED.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ÆLRED.
contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelred
(q.v.), meaning "noble counsel."
or Aelred, Abbat of the Cistercian House at Rievaulx, of which
the magnificent remains are so well known, flourished in the twelfth
century, and was the friend of the principal ecclesiastics of that
age... He died in 1166... (Mediaeval Preachers and Mediaeval
Preaching, Neale, 1856)