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What does Wilfrid mean?

Wilfrid Pronunciation of Wilfrid [wil-frid] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Wilfrid is "desiring peace". Wilfrid is a version of Wilfred (Old English).

Associated with: old english, peace.


Wilfrid has 6 variants: Wilfried, Wilfryd, Willfred, Willfrid, Willfried and Willfryd.

2 more different relations via Wilfred: Wilfredo and Willfredo.

Creative forms:
(male) Walfrid, Winfrid, ..

(female) Wildra, Wilria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilfrid Jerome (W.J.), ..

How popular is Wilfrid?

Wilfrid is an uncommon first name for men. Wilfrid is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Wilfrid reached its top rank of #993 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilfrid name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Wilfred and Wilfredo are the prominent alternative forms of Wilfrid. Other variants, like Willfredo, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Wilfrid was more pronounced among parents 105 years ago (average #1056), but now, versions like Wilfredo have become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilfrid, Wilfred, Wilfredo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilfrid and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wilfrid is alike in pronunciation to Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Alfred, Elfred, Walfred and Walfried. Other recommended names are Eldrid, Galfrid, Hilarid, Humfrid (see Humphrey), Manfrid, Ottfrid (see Ottfried), Sigfrid, Walford, Walid, Welford, Wild, Wilford, Wilkie, Willard, Willerd, Willi, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Wolfram and Wulfram. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wilfrid.

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