From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Elfriede. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1945

Origin and Meaning

German form of the Old English name Ælfþryð consisting of name elements meaning 'elf, supernatural being' and 'strength'

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Elfriede Jelinek (* 1946, Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004)