Meaning and Origin of Alfred - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Alfred

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Wise counsel

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from the Middle English personal name Alvred, Old English Ælfrǣd ‘elf counsel’. This owed its popularity as a personal name in England chiefly to the fame of the West Saxon king Alfred the Great (849–899), who defeated the Danes, keeping them out of Wessex, and whose court was a great center of learning and culture.

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