Wilfred Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Wilfred:
Wilfred is derived from the Old English Wilfrith (desire for peace), a compound name composed of the elements willa (a wish, a desire) and frith (peace). Var: Wilfrid, Willifred.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Will, Willy, Wilf, Fred, Wolf
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