Athelstan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An Anglo-Saxon male given name derived from Old English æþele (noble) and stan (stone), meaning "Gem". Old English variants are Æþelstan and Æðelstān. In modern English it is also found as Æthelstan, Athelstane, Addleston, Athelston, Athelstone and Ethelstone, usually surnames or place names. It is akin to the Dutch noun edelsteen and German noun and surname Edelstein and the Icelandic male given name Aðalsteinn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æθelstæn/
  • Hyphenation: Athel‧stan

Proper noun[edit]

Athelstan

  1. (rare) A male given name
  2. A surname​.
  3. A small town south of Huntingdon in Quebec, Canada.
  4. A community in Iowa.
  5. A king of the Anglo-Saxons.