Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Aylward m. Old English æþel, Old High German adal 'noble' + Old English weard, Old High German wart 'guard, ward'.

England
Latin
966 Æðelward (nom) CDAS DXXVIII; 967 Æðeluuard (nom) ibid. DXXXVI, Æðelweard (nom) ibid. DXXXIII; 994 Æðelwerd (nom) ibid. DCLXXXVI; 1185x1186 Ailwardi (gen) PR-XXXVI p. 192; 1189 Ailwardi (gen) GASurv p. 115, Alwardi (gen) ibid. p. 115, Alwardus (nom) ibid. p. 114, Eilward (nom) ibid. p. 138, Eilwardus (nom) ibid. p. 137; 1222 Ailwardi (gen) StPaulDom p. 16
France
Latin
c823 Aloardus (nom) irminon-vol2 30, Palatiolum; 937x993 Aloardi (gen) St-Bernard-Romans no. 80
Germany
Latin
822x875 Adalwardo (abl) TradCorb §80
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Ailwardus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 7, Eilwardus (nom) ibid. III, p. 19
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Aylward". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Aylward.