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What does Alfie mean?

Alfie Pronunciation of Alfie as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Alfie) has its roots in Old English and Old German, and Alfie means "elf or magical counsel; ready for battle". Alfie is a version of Alfred (Old English). Alfie is also a variation of Alphonse (Old German): French name from Hildefuns.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, elf, magical, counsel, battle (war)


VARIANTS Alfy, Alfo, Alfey, Alfeo

OTHER FORMS VIA ALFRED, ALPHONSE Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Al, Alf, Alfons, Alford, Alfre, Alfredo, Alfrey, Elfred

(male) Anfie, ..

(female) Alte, ..

Alfie Kurt (A.K.), ..

How popular is Alfie?

Alfie is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Alfie is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Alfie was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1969 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Al, Alf, Alfons, Alford, Alfred (#872 LAST YEAR), Alfredo (#613) and Alphonse are the popular variation forms of Alfie listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Alfie was at its peak in the 1910s (AVERAGE #818) and has become much diminished since, with versions such as Alphonse becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alfie, Al, Alf, Alfons, Alford in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alfred, Alfredo, Alphonse in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alfie, Alfons, Alfred outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alfie is pronounced similarly to Alfa, Alfio and Alpha. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abbie, Abie, Acie, Addie, Afi, Afif, Alain, Alair, Alaire, Albie, Albin, Albis, Aldin, Aldis, Algie, Algis, Ali, Alia, Alic, Alik, Alin, Alix, Allie, Allin, Aloin, Alois, Alpin, Alpine, Alric, Aluin, Alvie, Alvin, Alvis, Alvise, Alwin, Alwine, Alwis, Ambie, Andie, Angie, Ardie, Arie, Arlie, Arnie, Artie, Arvie, Audie, Augie, Elie, Ilie and Ollie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alfie.

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