[ eth-uh l ]
/ ˈɛθ əl /


a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “noble.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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fem. proper name, originally a shortening of Old English Etheldred, Ethelinda, etc., in which the first element means "nobility."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper