Meaning:
Elf Guide

Origin:
English

Conqueror, Flourishing, Operator

The Sage

The name Alfred is English with further English roots. It derives from Aelfraed meaning ‘Elf Guide’, and can also be spelled Alvred.

Despite its magical and mythical meaning, it is also a royal name, being that of Alfred the Great King of Wessex and Alfred Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The former was made a Saint, the patron saint of art and literature.

Alfred blends well with names like Andrew, Frederick and Archibald, It also has very popular nickname Alfie going for it, and if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, try Fred or Freddie.