"elf power"

Elfrida Origin and Meaning

The name Elfrida is a girl's name of English origin meaning "elf power".

The name of the mother of Aethelred the Unready was once common among the Anglo-Saxon nobility, and was briefly revived during the 19th century, only to be lost once again to history.

However, with the recent revival of Frida and other clunky-cool vintage gems like Agatha, Matilda and Theodora, we think this ancient option could be worth a second look.

And how cute would a baby Elfie be?

Famous People Named Elfrida

  • Elfrida or ÆlfthrythQueen consort of Edgar the Peaceful of England
  • Elfrida AndréeSwedish organist and composer
  • Elfriede LohseWächtler (1899,1940), German painter
  • Elfriede JelinekAustrian playwright and novelist
  • Elfrida Pigou (191160), Canadian mountaineer
  • Elfrida VipontEnglish children's author

Elfrida in Pop Culture

  • Elfride Swancourtheroine of Thomas Hardy's 'A Pair of Blue Eyes' (1873)
  • Lady Elfridamother of Edward Tilney in 'Friends and Relations' (1931) by Elizabeth Bowen