Name: Athelstan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Athelstan

  • Meaning:
    Noble stone
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Noble stone
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (ah THUHL stan)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Athelstan)
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Miscellaneous Info for Athelstan

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    King Athelstan was the son of Edward the Elder, and grandson of Alfred the Great. He was King of England from 924 to 939.
    Sir Walter Scott revived the name in his novel "Ivanhoe" (1819) which caused it to be used again occasionally in the 19th century.
    The name is derived from the elements meaning "noble" and "stone".

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