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.Kreatif forms:
(male) Alares, Anfred, ..
(female) Alfreddie, Alfredya, ..
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 statistics of Alfred for boys. Alfred entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #35 in the U.S. then, and is at #799 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Al, Alf, Alfie, Alfredo (#524 via latest list), Avery (#186), Fred (#1475), Freddie (#1838) and Freddy (#1011) are the prominent variation forms of Alfred (#799 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Alfred were popular a century ago (median #842) and have become significantly less common since (#1314, 90.5% less usage). Avery has been the most well-known version, while versions like Fred are now less common.
Alfred▼ is alike in pronunciation to Walfred, Walfried, Wilfred▼, Wilfrid, Wilfried, Wilfryd and Willfred. Other suggested similar names are Aaren, Adare, Adlard, Aed, Ahmed▲, Ahren, Ailured (see Alured), Airen, Alaire, Aland, Alard, Alaric, Alben, Albie, Albrekt, Alden▲, Aldford (see Alford), Aldred, Aldric, Aldrin, Alec▼, Aled, Alem, Alen, Alerio, Alexei, Alexey, Alfeus, Alfio, Alfons, Alfonz, Alford▼, Alger, Alldred, Allen▼, Allerd (see Ellard), Alley, Allford, Allger, Allie▼, Alter, Alven, Amed, Amorey, Andre, Andrea, Andrei, Andrej, Andrew▼, Arek, Arel, Aren, Ares▲, Arren, Atreo, Aubrey▼, Aurel, Autrey, Averel, Avrel, Eldred▼, Elldred (see Aldred), Evered, Gerred, Jerred, Manfred, Osred and Renfred. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alfred.