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Wilfred 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.

Wilfred is also pronounced similarly to Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Alfred, Elfred, Walfred and Walfried. Another suggested similar baby name is Wilford.


Popularity of Wilfred

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).

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Top 1000 ranking of Wilfred name in U.S.
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