Alfred: baby boy name popularity and meaning


This name is of Old English origin, from the name Ælfræd, and means "elf counsel" (and in some versions, "wise counsel"). But don't expect any sage advice from your little Alfred ... at least until he's old enough not to poop his pants.


Alf, Alfie, Fred, Freddy.

Famous people named Alfred:

Poet Alfred Tennyson; inventor of dynamite Alfred Nobel; biologist Alfred Kinsey; film director Alfred Hitchcock.

Fun fact:

The easily-recognizable mascot for "Mad" magazine is named Alfred E. Neuman.

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