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What does Alford mean?

Alford Pronunciation of Alford as a boys' name is pronounced AL-ford. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alford is "the old river-ford". Also form of Alphonse.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, old


VARIANTS Aldford, Allford



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How popular is Alford?

Alford is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1064 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Alford reached its top rank of #504 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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Which version is better?

Alphonse is the only other popular varying form of Alford. These relations of Alford were popular with parents in the 1910s (AVERAGE #501), but now, versions such as Alphonse have become less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Alford is pronounced similarly to Elford, Ellford, Walford, Welford, Wellford and Wilford. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ahlfred (see Alfred), Ailfred (see Alfred), Ailfrid, Ailfryd (see Alfred), Alard, Albaro, Albern, Albert, Alfo, Alfons, Alfonz, Alfre, Alfred, Alfredo, Alfrey, Alhard (see Allard), Aliard, Allard, Allerd (see Ellard), Alvar, Alvaro, Alvern, Alvert, Ashford, Buford, Byford, Clyford (see Clifford), Gilford, Halford, Milford, Orford, Oxford, Ruford, Telford and Tilford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alford.

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