Alfred - boys name

Alfred name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Alfred name meaning:

The name Alfred is of Old English origin and is derived from the elements "aelf" meaning "elf" and "raed" meaning "counsel." Combined, the name Alfred can be interpreted as "counsel from the elves" or "wise counselor." The name carries a sense of wisdom and guidance, perhaps suggesting that those named Alfred possess the ability to offer valuable advice and insights to others.

Alfred is a name with a rich history and has been borne by several notable individuals throughout time. One of the most famous bearers of the name is King Alfred the Great, who ruled Wessex in the 9th century. He is remembered for his intellectual pursuits, military victories, and contributions to education and justice in England. This historical significance may add to the appeal of the name for some parents.

Overall, the name Alfred carries connotations of wisdom, guidance, and intelligence. It is a timeless and classic name that has stood the test of time, and may be chosen by parents seeking a name that reflects these qualities.

Origin: English



Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

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

Other boys names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 80 out of 4789

739 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (74)
  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Alfred

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