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What does Ethelred mean?

Ethelred Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, noble, counsel, king, saxons (england)


VARIANT Aethelred



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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. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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