The name Wilfred is a boy's name of English origin meaning "desires peace". Wilfred and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
Wilfred is one of those Old Man Names that still sounds fusty in the US but is fashionable in the UK. It comes with readymade short forms Will or Fred and might make an adventurous alternative to the ubiquitous William. The central character of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe is the knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe. Wilfred Owens was a well-known British poet.