Origin of the name ETHELHARD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ETHELHARD.
same as Anglo-Saxon Æthelheard
(q.v.), meaning "nobly
stern." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884). The modern English form is Adlard.
Ethelhard, the ninth
bishop of Winchester. (M. H. B. 619.) As his name occurs
between that of Cynehard, who was bishop in 754, and that of Egbald, who
was bishop in 778, he cannot be identified with Ethelhard, who
became archbishop of Canterbury in 793. William of Malmesbury held
the bishop of Winchester, the archbishop, and an abbat Ethelhard,
abbat of Malmesbury, to have been the same person, but this is
impossible. (A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Smith-Wace,
vol. 2, 1880)