What does Alfred mean?
A rather common name before the Norman Conquest of Britain, being the name of Alfred the Great (ninth century), King of Wessex. Queen Victoria named her second son Alfred. The name was revived in the 19th century, but has faded since. An unlikely choice to parents due to gap-toothed Alfred E. Neuman from "Mad Magazine". Alfie is a pet form; Alfredo (al-FRAY-doh) is the Latin form. Poet Alfred Tennyson; movie director Alfred Hitchcock.
Related boy name: Alured.
Alfred▼ has 1 more related form via Alfie: Alfo.more]
How popular is Alfred?
Alfred is a very popular first name for males (#125 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5601 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Alfred for boys. Alfred reached its highest position of #33 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #799 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Al, Alf, Alfie, Alfredo (#524 2 years ago), Avery (#186), Fred, Freddie and Freddy are the prominent variation forms of Alfred (#799 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000. These relations of Alfred were popular during the years 1950-1959 (average #465) and are somewhat less common today (#834, 69% less). Avery has been the most well-known version, though Alfredo has become popular as well over time, while versions like Al, Alf, Fred, Freddie and Freddy are now less common. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Alfred and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)