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Origin of the name ÆLFGIVA.
Etymology of the name ÆLFGIVA.
Meaning of the baby name ÆLFGIVA.

  

ÆLFGIVA.  A variant form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfgifu (q.v.), meaning "elf-gift," from Old English ælf "elf" and gifu "gift." (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905)

    A.D. 943.  On the occasion of Aelfgiva, the saintly queen of the glorious king Eadmund, giving birth to her son Eadgar, the holy abbot Dunstan heard voices on high, giving praise and saying, "In the time of the child who is now born, and of our beloved Dunstan, the English church shall have peace."... (The Church of England, Stevenson, v.2, 1853)

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