What does Ethelred mean?
Ethelred [ethelred] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ethelred is "noble counsel". From ęthel ręd. The name of a king of the West Saxons, and of a king of the English, around the 11th century. The latter was known as Ethelred the Unready because of his incompetence.
Ethelred has 1 variant: Aethelred.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
Ethelred Zeke (E.Z.), ..
How popular is Ethelred?
Ethelred is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Ethelred is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Ethelred has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Ahlfred (see Alfred), Edred, Eideard, Eldred▼, Elfred, Elldred (see Aldred), Ellerey, Ellrad (see Elrad), Ellrod, Elrad, Elrey, Elrod, Emelen, Emerey, Ephrem, Erhard, Ethelbert, Ethelwin, Ethelwolf, Ethelwulf, Ethelwyn, Ethen, Etienne, Ettore, Evered, Everet, Gerred, Jered, Jerred, Khaled and Steed. Like Ethelred, these names are not commonly used.See names in meaning and etymology.