No. Of Syllables:2
No. Of Letters:6
Origin & Meaning
The meaning of Alfred is "elf 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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Variants of the name Alfred include Alfrid.
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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.