What does Alfie mean?
Alfie [al-fie] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Alfie) has its roots in Old English and Old German, and Alfie means "elf or magical counsel; ready for battle". Alfie is a version of Alfred (Old English) with the suffix -ie. Alfie is also a variation of Alphonse (Old German): French name from Hildefuns.
(male) Akalfie, Anfie, ..
(female) Alame, Alte, ..
How popular is Alfie?
Alfie is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Alfie is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Alfie for boys. Alfie was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1969 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Al, Alf, Alfons, Alford, Alfred (#920 last year), Alfredo (#587) and Alphonse are the popular variation forms of Alfie listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Alfie was at its peak in the 1910s (average #818) and has become much diminished since, with versions such as Alphonse becoming less fashionable.
Alfie is pronounced similarly to Alfa, Alfio and Alpha. Other suggested similar names are Abbie, Abie, Acie, Addie, Afi, Afif, Alain, Alair, Alaire, Albie, Albin▼, Albis, Aldin, Aldis, Algie, Algis, Ali▲, Alia, Alic, Alik, Alin, Alix, Allie▼, Allin, Aloin, Alois▼, Alpin, Alpine, Alric, Aluin, Alvie▼, Alvin▼, Alvis, Alvise, Alwin, Alwine, Alwis, Ambie, Andie, Angie, Ardie, Arie, Arlie▼, Arnie, Artie▼, Arvie, Audie, Augie, Elie, Ilie and Ollie▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alfie.See names in meaning and etymology.