"desires peace"

Wilfred Origin and Meaning

The name Wilfred is boy's name of English origin meaning "desires peace".
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.

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Famous People Named Wilfred

  • Wilfred Edward Salter OwenEnglish poet
  • Wilfred Van Norman LucasCanadian,American actor
  • Wilfred RhodesEnglish cricketer
  • Wilfred the HairyCount of Barcelona
  • Wilfred Patrick ThesigerBritish Arabian explorer
  • Wilfred Emmons JacksonAmerican Disney animator
  • Wilfred BenítezPuerto Rican boxer
  • Wilfred Tennant (b. 2013)son of actors David Tennant and Georgia Moffett
  • Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson (b. 2020)son of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds

Wilfred in Pop Culture

  • Wilfreddog on TV's "Wilfred"
  • WilfredKnight of Ivanhoe, character in Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"
  • Wilfred Toadflaxmouse in the Brambly Hedge Mice books
  • Wilfred Morgenhallseedy old lawyer in John Mortimer's play The Dock Brief (1958)
  • The Hon. Wilfred Desertcharacter in the Forsyte series by John Galsworthy
  • Wilfred Devizesmental specialist in "Christina Alberta's Father" (1925) by H. G. Wells
  • Wilfred Mottcharacter from TV series "Doctor Who"