Alfie - boys name

Alfie name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Alfie name meaning:

The name Alfie is a diminutive form of the name Alfred, which originates from the Old English name Ælfræd. The name Ælfræd is derived from the elements "ælf," meaning "elf," and "ræd," meaning "counsel." Therefore, the name Alfie can be interpreted to mean "counsel of the elves" or "wise counselor."

The name Alfie has gained popularity in recent years and has a charming, friendly, and approachable quality to it. It has a playful and youthful vibe, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that exudes a sense of warmth and innocence.

In addition to its historical roots, Alfie also gained significant recognition through the song "Alfie" by British singer Cilla Black, which was later covered by other artists. This song contributed to the name's cultural significance and increased its prevalence in the modern era. Overall, Alfie is a name that combines a touch of traditionalism with a contemporary appeal, making it a beloved choice for many parents.

Origin: English

Diminutive of Alfred: Sage, wise. From the Old English Aelfraed, meaning elf counsel. Also from Ealdfrith or Alfrid, meaning old peace. Handsome.

Related names

Alfred , Alfie , Alfreda, Alfredo , All, Alured, Edouard, Eduardo

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Overall UK ranking: 16 out of 4789

2338 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (12)
  • Wales (15)
  • England (16)

Historical popularity of Alfie

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