Elfriede: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Elfriede
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Old English, Old German in origin
Elfriede was a very popular name in German-speaking countries in the early to mid 20th century.
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Elf, magical being, strength From Old English "Elf & Strength", common before the Norman Conquest, revived in 19th century and various forms becoming popular again
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Elfriede Jelinek, Nobel Prize winning Austrian novelist and playwright
Elfriede Geiringer, Holocaust survivor and second wife of Anne Frank's father Otto Frank, who with him created the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Elfriede Trötschel, German opera singer
Elfriede Gerstl, Austrian writer
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This is the name of the heroine in Thomas Hardy's novel, A Pair of Blue Eyes. He draws an unforgettable portrait of a very intelligent, loving, and whimsical woman. It is thought that his own wife was the inspiration for the character.