Origin of the name ELDRED.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ELDRED.
English form of Anglo-Saxon Ealdred (q.v.), meaning "aged
counsellor," from Old English eald "ancient, old," and rǽd
"advice, counsel." Ældred
appears in Domesday. (British Family Names, Barber, 1903). Also see
Aldred, Ealdræd, Eldrid,
and the feminine
There was a
young and valiant knight,
Sir Eldred was his name,
And never did a worthier wight
The rank of knighthood claim.
(The Works of Hannah More, 1813)