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

  

ELDRED.  Modern 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 Eldreda.  Usage: America, England.

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)

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