What does Wilfred mean?
Wilfred \wi-lf-red, wil-fred\ as a boys' name is pronounced WIL-fred. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wilfred is "desiring peace". Saint Wilfred (seventh century) was an English saint. The name was revived in the 19th century. Author Wilfred Sheed.
Wilfred has 1 feminine form: Wilfreda.
Wilfred is a very prominent first name for males (#436 out of 1220, Top 36%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#70679 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Wilfred for boys. Wilfred reached its apex rank of #186 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Wilfred and associated names. Will (#763 last year), Wilfrid and Wilfredo are the prominent related forms of Wilfred. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4653%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.0593%, down 87.3%), with the forms Will, Wilfred and Wilfredo becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Wilfred▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Alfred▼, Elfred, Walfred and Walfried. Another recommended similar baby name is Wilford▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wilfred.