Origin of the name ETHELRED.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ETHELRED.
form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelred
(q.v.), meaning "noble
counsel." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
... Although so little that is
definite is known about Ethelred, it is clear that he was one of
the typical princes of Anglo-Saxon hagiography; that under him the
organisation of the Mercian church was perfected, the monastic life
devoutly cultivated, and peace fairly well preserved... (A Dictionary
of Christian Biography, Literature, &c., Smith-Wace, v.2, 1880)