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Gender: M Meaning of Alfred: "wise counselor" Origin of Alfred: English Alfred's Popularity in 2015: #920

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 around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. While Alfred is near the bottom of the US Top 1000, it currently ranks Number 125 in England and Wales, Number 49 in Norway, Number 27 in Sweden, and Number 17 in Denmark.

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 U.S. until 1933.

Among its best known bearers were the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, movie director Alfred Hitchcock, biologist/sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, Swedish inventor/industrialist Alfred Nobel, and photographer Alfred Stieglitz. And let's not forget Batman's butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

Hipper nicknames: Alf, Alfie, and Fred.

Famous People Named Alfred

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, English poet
Alfred the Great, King of Wessex
Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Swedish inventor of dynamite
Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer, husband of painter Georgia O'Keeffe
Alfred Russel Wallace, British biologist
Alfred Kinsey, American biologist
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, second son of Queen Victoria
Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher
Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval strategist
Alfred Bester, American author
Alfred Hitchcock, English film director
Alfred Bruce "Bosie" Douglas, English poet and companion of Oscar Wilde
Alfred Morris, American football player
Alfred Lion, German-American founder of Blue Note Records
Alfred Newman, American composer
Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, British newspaper magnate
Alfred 'Alfie' Deyes, English YouTuber
Alfred Thomas "Freddie" Highmore, English actor
Alfred Binet, French psychologist
Alfred Walliams, son of supermodel Lara Stone and comedian David Walliams
Alfred Enoch, English actor
Alfred "Weird Al" Yankovic, American musician/comedian
Alfred Waterhouse, British architect
Alfried "Alfred" Felix Alwyn Krupp, German industrialist
Alfred Abraham Knopf, Sr., American publisher

Pop Culture References for the name Alfred

Alfred Ashford, antagonist in the game 'Resident Evil'
Alfred Hedgehog, cartoon character
Alfred Inglethorp, character in Agatha Christie's "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
Alfred F. Jones, the personification of USA in the manga/anime Axis Powers: Hetalia
Alfred Jones, character in movie "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
Alfred Lee, character in Agatha Christie's "Hercule Poirot's Christmas"
Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wyane's Butler in the Batman series
Alfred Lickspittle, character in the Hobbit movies, not book
Alfred J Kwak, cartoon character

Alfie, Alfryd, Freddy, Freddie, Alf, Fredo, Fred

Alfred's International Variations

Alfredo (Spanish) Alfreck, Alfrid (German) Ailfrid (Irish Gaelic)