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Origin & Meaning

The name Alfie is of English origin.

The meaning of Alfie is "elf counsel".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 8753 in baby name popularity for boys with 8 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Alfie Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Alfie has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Alfie to other names.


Alfred is derived from Old English name Aelfraed. It is composed of the elements aelf meaning "elf or supernatural being" and raed meaning "counsel".

As most Old English names were replaced by Norman ones after the Norman conquest, Alfred (along with Edward) is a rare example of a distinctively old English name that is used widely on the continent. In both cases it was probably due to the fame of royalty associated with the name, in this case Alfred the Great.


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Alfie is a diminutive (nickname) of Alfred.

Other Tidbits

Alfie falls into the song name category.

Name Fun

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.