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.
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.