Alfred Name Meaning & Origin

Alfred

Pronunciation: AL-frid (key)

Origin of the name Alfred:

Derived from the Old English Ælfred, a compounding of the elements ælf (elf) and ræd (counsel). Elves were considered to be supernatural beings having special powers of seeing into the future; thus the name took on the meaning "wise counsel."

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Oh, websites like these are so fun! I hope little Alfred won't be too mad if I share what I know about him. It seems like only yesterday we were at each other's throats. Ah yes, those were the good old days.

If you know a little tyke named Alfred, shame on the parents for naming their child such a name. They'll grow up to be a loud, obnoxious, greedy pig like the Alfred I know. There are so many faults to Alfred I can't even get started. He's so full of himself and never thinks about anyone but himself. However, the little sunflower does have some good about him too.

Alfred is a man who's childish, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It may seems like he's only thinking about himself, but he's really thinking about you too- just really deep inside. He'll pay you a lot of attention, but sometimes it can be smothering. Also, he'll always be a step behind when trying to get into space first.

He's also very much wrong on how to live life, but I still love him anyway.

-Ivan Braginsky

Nicknames for Alfred: | Edit

Alf
Alfie
Fred
Freddie
Al
The Hero
That One Annoying Guy

Meanings and history of the name Alfred: | Edit

"Elf"-"friend"...Friend of the elves. Anglo-Saxon.

Famous real-life people named Alfred: | Edit

Alfred the Great, king of Wessex 871-899 (born 848/9)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, British poet

Alfred in song, story & screen: | Edit

Alfred Pennyworth, butler and confidante to Bruce Wayne (Batman)
Alfred P. Doolittle, Eliza's drunk father in "My Fair Lady" and "Pygmalion"
Alfred F. Jones is America's human name in Axis Powers: Hetalia.

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