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Origin of the name ETHELDREDA.
Etymology of the name ETHELDREDA.
Meaning of the baby name ETHELDREDA.

  

ETHELDREDA.  A Latinized form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelthryth (q.v.), meaning "noble threatener," from Old English el "noble," and ry "threat."  It is connected with the German name Ediltrud ("noble maiden"). (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

    At least three English Saints have borne this noble old Anglo-Saxon name, and of these the most noted is Saint Etheldreda or Ediltrudis, more generally known as Saint Audry... (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905)

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