The name Alfred is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wise counselor". Alfred is ranked #861 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
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. Alfred is quite popular in several European countries, especially England and Wales, Norway, Sweden, and 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.
Lists containing Alfred:
- Boy Baby Names That Mean Wise
- Geek Chic Names for Boys
- Royal Names for Boys
- Boy Names ALWAYS in the Top 1000
- Old Man Names
- Old People Names
- Names from the 1920s
- Victorian Royal Baby Names
- College Baby Names
- Names from the 1900s
- Names from the 1910s
- English Names for Boys
- English Names with International Style