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

  

ETHELFLEDA.  Variant form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelfled (q.v.), meaning "noble increase," from Old English el "noble," and flde "a flood, stream; flooded." (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905)

... There was another of Alfred's children, who had the same energy of character; and who cherished the same resolve to consolidate the realm of England under one dominant authority. That ally of Edward in this difficult labour was his sister, Ethelfleda. She was the wife of Ethelred, the friend of Alfred, who held under him the rule of Mercia. (The Popular History of England, Knight, 1856)

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