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What does Eldred mean?

Eldred Pronunciation of Eldred as a boys' name is pronounced EL-dred. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Eldred is "old counsel". From Ealdred, derived from eald and raed. The name of an 11th-century archbishop of York.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, old, counsel


VARIANTS Aldred, Eldrid

SEE ALSO Eldridge



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How popular is Eldred?

Eldred is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6873 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Eldred reached its apex position of #594 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eldred name in U.S.

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Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Eldred is Eldridge. These forms of Eldred were popular as baby names in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 0.02%), but now, versions like Eldred have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eldred, Eldridge in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eldred and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eldred is pronounced similarly to Alldred, Ealdraed and Elldred. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ahlfred (see Alfred), Ailfred (see Alfred), Aled, Alfred, Alured, Eaden, Edd, Eddie, Eden, Eder, Edred, Edric, Edrik, Edsel, Efrem, Efren, Elber, Elden, Elder, Eldis, Eldon, Eldor, Eldorado, Eldous, Eldredge, Eldrege (see Eldridge), Eldrich, Eldrick, Eldrige, Eldwyn, Elex, Elford, Elfred, Elger, Elice, Eliron, Elisee, Eliseo, Elisud, Ellard, Ellerey, Ellger (see Alger), Ellmer, Ellrad (see Elrad), Ellrod, Elrad, Elrey, Elrod, Elroi, Elroy, Elwood, Emerey, Ender, Erek, Esdras, Eudard, Eudel, Evered, Everet, Eward, Fred, Gared, Garred, Jared, Jarred, Jered, Jerred, Modred, Osred, Walfred, Wilfred and Zared. These names tend to be more commonly used than Eldred.

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