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What does Wilfried mean?

Wilfried Pronunciation of Wilfried [wil-fried] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Wilfried means "desiring peace". Wilfried is an alternate spelling of Wilfred (Old English).

Associated with: old english, peace.


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

2 more relations via Wilfred: Wilfredo and Willfredo.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Wilfried Peter (W.P.), ..

How popular is Wilfried?

Wilfried is an unusual given name for men. Wilfried is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Wilfried (not ranked) are Wilfrid, Wilfredo and Wilfred. Other forms, like Willfryd, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Wilfried reached its highest during the years 1910-1919 (average #1056), but now, versions such as Wilfred have become somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Wilfried is alike in pronunciation to Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Alfred, Elfred, Walfred and Walfried. Other recommended names are Ailured (see Alured), Aldred, Alldred, Alured, Ealdraed, Eldred, Elldred (see Aldred), Fried, Galfrid, Godfried, Gottfried, Hilarid, Hilarie, Humfried, Manfred, Manfried, Ottfried, Renfred, Siegfried, Sigfred, Sigfrid, Sigfried, Sygfried (see Siegfried), Walford, Walid, Wallie, Warfield, Welbie, Welford, Whitfield, Wilber, Wild, Wilde, Wilder, Wilek, Wiley, Wilford, Wilkes, Wilkie, Wilkins, Willard, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willet, Willey, Willi, William, Willie, Willis, Williss, Willkes, Willkie, Willkins (see Wilkinson), Willmer, Wilmer, Wilmore, Winfield, Winnfield, Winsted, Wmffre, Wolfe, Wolfram, Wulfe, Wulfram, Wylie and Wynfield. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wilfried.

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