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."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Al, Alf, Alfredo, Avery, Fred, Alford

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Meanings and history of the name Alfred

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

Famous real-life people named Alfred

Alfred the Great, king of Wessex 871-899 (born 848/9)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, British poet
Alfred Hitchcock, suspense film director
Alfred Molina, actor
Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, who created the Nobel Prizes
Alfred Kinsey, American biologist and sex researcher
Alfred "Weird Al" Yankovic (born Alfred Matthew Yankovic), parody–comedy musician
Alfred de Musset, French romantic poet and playwright

Alfred in song, story & screen

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.
Alfred E. Neuman, fictitious red-haired mascot and cover boy of the American humor magazine Mad.

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