Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way round with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred.
Alfred the Great, King of Wessex (called 'England's darling') was a wise, compassionate and scholarly king of old England, in the tenth century. His name reached the height of its popularity from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century--it was in the Top 50 in the US until 1932.
Lord Tennyson, movie director Alfred Hitchcock, biologist/sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, Swedish inventor/industrialist Alfred Nobel and photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Hipper nicknames: Alf, Alfie and Fred.