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Meaning and name origin

Wilfred \wi-lf-red, wil-fred\ as a boy's 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 10 variant forms: Wilfredo, Wilfrid, Wilfried, Wilfryd, Will, Willfred, Willfredo, Willfrid, Willfried and Willfryd.

There is 1 feminine form of Wilfred: Wilfreda.


Wilfred is a very popular first name for males (#436 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#41626 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wilfred for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wilfred name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilfred outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wilfred and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Wilfred, Wilfredo, Wilfrid and Will. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wilfred, Wilfredo, Wilfrid, Will in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Will outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wilfred is also pronounced similarly to Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Alfred, Elfred, Walfred and Walfried. Another suggested similar baby name is Wilford. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilfred.


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