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What does Willfred mean?

Willfred Pronunciation of Willfred [will-fred] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and Willfred means "desiring peace". Willfred is an alternate spelling of Wilfred (Old English).

Associated with: old english, peace.


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

2 more related forms via Wilfred: Wilfredo and Willfredo.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Willfred Alessandro (W.A.), ..

How popular is Willfred?

Willfred is an uncommon given name for men. Willfred is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Willfred (not ranked) are Wilfrid, Wilfredo and Wilfred. Other forms, like Wilfried, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Willfred was at its apex a century ago (adoption of 0.08%), but now, forms like 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 Willfred and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Willfred is alike in pronunciation to Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Alfred, Elfred, Walfred and Walfried. Other recommended names are Ailured (see Alured), Alldred, Elldred (see Aldred), Hillard, Millard, Millerd, Millford (see Milford), Sigfred, Villard, Walford, Welford, Wellford, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilberto, Wilbur, Wilburn, Wilburt, Wilford, Willard, Willbur, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willet, Willey, Willie, Willkes, Willkie, Willmer, Wilmore, Wolfram and Wulfram. These names tend to be more frequently used than Willfred.

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