Wilf - boys name

Wilf name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Wilf name meaning:

The name Wilf is derived from the Old English name Wilfrid, which is composed of the elements "wil" meaning "will" or "desire," and "frid" meaning "peace" or "protection." Therefore, the name Wilf can be interpreted as "desiring peace" or "desiring protection." It carries a sense of strength and determination, as well as a longing for harmony and security.

People named Wilf are often seen as confident and assertive individuals who are driven by their goals and aspirations. They possess a strong sense of self and are not easily swayed by others' opinions or expectations. Wilf's tend to be natural leaders, taking charge of situations and making decisions with conviction. They also have a caring and protective nature, often looking out for the well-being of their loved ones and those around them.

Overall, the name Wilf represents a person who aspires for peace and protection while displaying qualities of strength, determination, and leadership.

Origin: English

Diminutive of Wilfred: Peace, will.

Related names

Wilfred , Wilf , Wilford, Wilfreda, Wilfrida

Other boys names beginning with W


Overall UK ranking: 761 out of 4789

44 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Wilf

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