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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alf

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Alt. Meaning

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

F is for future, always looking ahead.

Notable Persons Named Alf

Sir Alf Ramsey was a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., England national football B team, and England national football team. Alf was born on January 22nd, 1920 in Dagenham, Essex, England. He passed away on April 28th, 1999.

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Alf Landon was a Governor of Kansas. He was most active from 1933 to 1937. Alf was given the name Alfred Mossman Landon on September 9th, 1887 in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, U.S. He died on October 12th, 1987.

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Alf Garnett is a fictional character.

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Alf Stewart is a soap character.

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Alf Clausen is a film, television scores, and film score composer, songwriter, and producer. He plays French horn and bass. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Alf was born on March 28th, 1941 in Minneapolis.

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Alf Common was a soccer player for the Sunderland A.F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Middlesbrough F.C., Arsenal F.C., Preston North End F.C., and England national football team. Alf was born on May 25th, 1880 in Millfield, England. He breathed his last breath on April 3rd, 1946.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alf

Richard was born on January 26th, 1952 in United States. He left this life on January 4th, 2012.

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Johnny Alf was a musician. Johnny was given the name Alfredo Jos da Silva on May 19th, 1929 in Rio de Janeiro. He died on March 4th, 2010.

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Gregg was born in 1957 in Los Angeles.

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How popular is the baby name Alf in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1881 5 0 5
1882 6 0 6
1883 15 0 15
1884 7 0 7
1885 5 0 5
1886 9 0 9
1887 8 0 8
1888 10 0 10
1889 12 0 12
1890 10 0 10
1891 11 0 11
1892 10 0 10
1893 11 0 11
1894 6 0 6
1895 6 0 6
1896 9 0 9
1897 10 0 10
1898 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1901 12 0 12
1902 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1904 10 0 10
1905 8 0 8
1906 9 0 9
1907 11 0 11
1908 9 0 9
1909 6 0 6
1910 6 0 6
1911 19 0 19
1912 22 0 22
1913 20 0 20
1914 27 0 27
1915 34 0 34
1916 38 0 38
1917 36 0 36
1918 32 0 32
1919 36 0 36
1920 26 0 26
1921 27 0 27
1922 18 0 18
1923 27 0 27
1924 34 0 34
1925 18 0 18
1926 17 0 17
1927 25 0 25
1928 18 0 18
1929 21 0 21
1930 19 0 19
1931 18 0 18
1932 17 0 17
1933 18 0 18
1934 16 0 16
1935 12 0 12
1936 18 0 18
1937 14 0 14
1938 13 0 13
1939 12 0 12
1941 7 0 7
1942 14 0 14
1943 7 0 7
1944 9 0 9
1945 6 0 6
1946 9 0 9
1947 13 0 13
1948 6 0 6
1949 17 0 17
1950 9 0 9
1951 6 0 6
1952 10 0 10
1953 7 0 7
1954 11 0 11
1956 8 0 8
1957 5 0 5
1959 9 0 9
1960 8 0 8
1961 5 0 5
1962 5 0 5
1964 9 0 9
1967 5 0 5
1968 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1972 6 0 6
1974 8 0 8
1975 8 0 8
1979 5 0 5

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Popularity of Alf as a first name

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Popularity of Alf as a last name

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Common last names for Alf

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Olsen
  • Larsen
  • Hansen
  • Andersen
  • Olson
  • Nelson
  • Larson
  • Smith
  • Taylor
  • Nilsen
  • Pedersen
  • Carter

Common first names for Alf

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alf U.S.
  White 87.07% 64.26%
  African American 2.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alf

People with the last name Alf are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Alf

  • How Popular is the name Alf? Alf is the 9,772nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Alf was the 45,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,130 babies born with the first name Alf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alf to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Alf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alf is Thursday, October 1st, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Alf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alf was in 1916 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Alf Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alf ranks 90th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 7 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Alf: Your name in reverse order is Fla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lfa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 464 people with the last name Alf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alf? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alf as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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