What does Wilfred mean?
Wilfred [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.Creative forms:
(male) Wallfred, Winfred, ..
(female) Wilria, Wilwen, .. Middle name pairings:
Wilfred Jaron (W.J.), ..
How popular is Wilfred?
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. Demographics)
Wilfred reached its apex rank of #177 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Will (#834 from recent data), Wilfrid and Wilfredo are the prominent related forms of Wilfred. Usage of these relations of Wilfred was widespread among parents a century ago (average #996) and has become significantly less since (#1708, 98% less usage), with forms like Will falling out of fashion.
Wilfred▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Alfred▼, Elfred, Walfred and Walfried. Other recommended names are Ailured (see Alured), Aldred, Alldred, Alured, Eldred▼, Elldred (see Aldred), Manfred, Renfred, Sigfred, Sigfried, Waleed, Walford, Welford, Wilber▼, Wild, Wilde, Wilder▲, Wilek, Wiley▼, Wilford▼, Wilkes, Wilkie, Willard▼, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willet, Willey, Willie▼, Willkes, Willmer, Wilmer▼, Wilmore, Winfield▼, Winsted, Wmffre, Wolfe, Wolfram, Wulfe and Wulfram. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wilfred.See names in meaning and etymology.