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What does Alfre mean?

Alfre Pronunciation of Alfre [al-fre] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Alfre) is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Alfre is "elf or magical counsel". Alfre is an alternate form of Alfred (Old English).

Associated with: old english, elf, magical, counsel.


16 different relations via Alfred: Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Al, Alf, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfie, Alfredas, Alfredo, Alfredos, Alfrey, Alfy, Avery and Elfred.

1 feminine form: Alfreda.

Creative forms:
(male) Alfren, Anfre, ..

(female) Alde, Alfrei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alfre Stefan (A.S.), ..

How popular is Alfre?

Alfre is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Alfre is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Alfre (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Al, Alf, Alfie, Alfred (#920 last year), Alfredo (#587) and Avery (#187). Other variants, like Ailfred, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Alfre was at its most widespread during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2%, 71.5%), with forms such as Alfred becoming less trendy. Avery is the most trendy name for newborns in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Al, Alf, Alfie, Alfred, Alfredo, Avery in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alfie, Alfred outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adare, Alaire, Alard, Albie, Aldred, Alfa, Alfio, Alfo, Alford, Algie, Allie, Alured, Alvie, Andre, Clare and Onfre (see Humphrey). These names tend to be more commonly used than Alfre.

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