[ 3 syll. el-fre-da, elf-r-eda ] The baby girl name Elfreda is pronounced ehLFREH-D-ah †. Elfreda's language of origin is Old English and it is predominantly used in English. Elfreda's meaning is 'elf strength'. It is a two-element name derived from aelf meaning 'elf, supernatural being' ; thryth 'strength, power'. An older form of the name is Aelfthryth (Old English). The name was widely used in Anglo-Saxon England, when it was borne by the wife (945-1000) of King Edgar of England and mother of Ethelred II. It dropped out of use after the Norman Conquest, but was later revived in the late 19th century.
Elfreda is a variant form of the English, German, Italian, and Polish Alfreda in the English language.
Variant forms of Elfreda include the English, German, Italian, and Polish Alfreda, the German Effi, the German Elfi, the German Elfie, the English and German Elfrida, the English Elfrieda, the German Elfriede, and the German Friede.
Another variant form of the name is the English and German shortening Freda.
Elfreda is a seldom used baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† Pronunciation for Elfreda: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"