Alfred

First Name
243k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alfred

"Alfred" is a name of English origin, and it means "Counselor". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. King of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
Wiktionary

From Old English Ælfræd, from ælf (“elf”) and ræd (“counsel”).

  1. Alfred the Great, early king of England
  2. A male given name.
  3. (rare) A patronymic surname​.

Alfred was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Norman, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Alfred

Sir Alfred Hitchcock was a film director and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1919 to 1980. Alfred was given the name Alfred Joseph Hitchcock on August 13th, 1899 in Leytonstone, Essex, England. Alfred is also known as Hitch and the Master of Suspense. He left this life on April 29th, 1980.

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He was most active from 1999 to present. Freddie was given the name Alfred Thomas Highmore by his parent Edward Highmore on February 14th, 1992 in Camden Town, London, England.

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Alfred Nobel was a chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer, and inventor. Alfred was given the name Alfred Bernhard Nobel on October 21st, 1833 in Stockholm, Sweden. He passed away on December 10th, 1896.

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Alfred Molina is an actor. He was most active from 1978 to present. Alfred was given the name Alfredo Molina on May 24th, 1953 in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Alfred Enoch is an actor. Alfred was given the name Alfred Lewis Enoch by his parent William Russell (actor) on December 2nd, 1988 in Westminster, London, England.

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Benny Hill was a comedian. Benny was given the name Alfred Hawthorne Hill on January 21st, 1924 in , England. He died on April 20th, 1992.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alfred

Alfred was royalty. He was most active from 1866 to 1900. Alfred was born as the child of Albert, Prince Consort, and Queen Victoria on August 6th, 1844 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire. He left this life on July 30th, 1900.

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Prince Alfred was royalty. He holds the title Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and List of heirs to Saxe-Coburg. Prince was born as the child of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia on October 15th, 1874 in Buckingham Palace. He left this life on February 6th, 1899.

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Jean Alfred was a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Papineau and Member of theNational Assembly of QuebecforPapineau. Jean was born on March 10th, 1940 in Ouanaminthe. He passed away on July 20th, 2015.

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Prince was born as the child of Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria on August 16th, 1910 in Deutschlandsberg. He breathed his last breath on November 17th, 1985.

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Taiaiake was born in 1964.

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William was born on August 16th, 1922 in New York. William is also known as Allfrey and William (Birth Name). He breathed his last breath on May 20th, 1999.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 469 0 469 #35 boy name
1881 466 0 466 #33 boy name
1882 523 0 523 #32 boy name
1883 457 0 457 #35 boy name
1884 520 0 520 #37 boy name
1885 446 0 446 #39 boy name
1886 480 0 480 #36 boy name
1887 468 0 468 #35 boy name
1888 536 0 536 #37 boy name
1889 472 0 472 #42 boy name
1890 549 0 549 #35 boy name
1891 499 0 499 #39 boy name
1892 542 0 542 #40 boy name
1893 530 0 530 #38 boy name
1894 521 0 521 #40 boy name
1895 551 0 551 #38 boy name
1896 527 0 527 #42 boy name
1897 513 0 513 #40 boy name
1898 651 6 645 #36 boy name
1899 503 7 496 #41 boy name
1900 640 0 640 #42 boy name
1901 506 0 506 #39 boy name
1902 597 7 590 #39 boy name
1903 557 0 557 #39 boy name
1904 607 7 600 #41 boy name
1905 591 0 591 #43 boy name
1906 637 5 632 #40 boy name
1907 743 5 738 #36 boy name
1908 739 0 739 #38 boy name
1909 763 0 763 #39 boy name
1910 927 5 922 #38 boy name
1911 1,163 5 1,158 #39 boy name
1912 2,224 14 2,210 #40 boy name
1913 2,588 11 2,577 #42 boy name
1914 3,361 15 3,346 #41 boy name
1915 4,247 15 4,232 #42 boy name
1916 4,295 16 4,279 #43 boy name
1917 4,446 22 4,424 #43 boy name
1918 4,890 17 4,873 #42 boy name
1919 4,643 28 4,615 #42 boy name
1920 5,032 25 5,007 #42 boy name
1921 4,954 29 4,925 #43 boy name
1922 4,856 23 4,833 #42 boy name
1923 5,029 20 5,009 #42 boy name
1924 4,953 25 4,928 #43 boy name
1925 4,825 30 4,795 #43 boy name
1926 4,764 33 4,731 #45 boy name
1927 4,790 39 4,751 #45 boy name
1928 6,284 39 6,245 #33 boy name
1929 4,971 37 4,934 #41 boy name
1930 4,592 37 4,555 #46 boy name
1931 3,986 40 3,946 #50 boy name
1932 3,919 21 3,898 #49 boy name
1933 3,284 19 3,265 #57 boy name
1934 3,176 16 3,160 #64 boy name
1935 3,134 14 3,120 #63 boy name
1936 3,270 17 3,253 #60 boy name
1937 3,197 16 3,181 #60 boy name
1938 3,026 19 3,007 #69 boy name
1939 3,003 15 2,988 #70 boy name
1940 3,077 14 3,063 #69 boy name
1941 3,070 20 3,050 #74 boy name
1942 3,416 12 3,404 #76 boy name
1943 3,459 13 3,446 #78 boy name
1944 3,063 15 3,048 #82 boy name
1945 2,904 9 2,895 #88 boy name
1946 3,245 8 3,237 #94 boy name
1947 3,430 16 3,414 #96 boy name
1948 3,261 16 3,245 #96 boy name
1949 3,200 14 3,186 #96 boy name
1950 3,248 13 3,235 #96 boy name
1951 3,216 18 3,198 #100 boy name
1952 3,143 6 3,137
1953 3,136 15 3,121
1954 3,069 16 3,053
1955 2,979 6 2,973
1956 2,954 15 2,939
1957 2,835 13 2,822
1958 2,725 16 2,709
1959 2,566 21 2,545
1960 2,422 18 2,404
1961 2,302 21 2,281
1962 2,149 13 2,136
1963 1,998 11 1,987
1964 1,978 16 1,962
1965 1,665 9 1,656
1966 1,618 13 1,605
1967 1,644 10 1,634
1968 1,504 11 1,493
1969 1,511 14 1,497
1970 1,426 12 1,414
1971 1,384 14 1,370
1972 1,177 14 1,163
1973 1,086 11 1,075
1974 989 16 973
1975 954 5 949
1976 911 9 902
1977 960 9 951
1978 908 13 895
1979 847 11 836
1980 872 8 864
1981 823 8 815
1982 840 6 834
1983 816 9 807
1984 748 0 748
1985 674 0 674
1986 683 11 672
1987 687 7 680
1988 721 0 721
1989 642 8 634
1990 642 0 642
1991 582 5 577
1992 570 0 570
1993 524 0 524
1994 458 5 453
1995 449 0 449
1996 423 0 423
1997 378 0 378
1998 372 0 372
1999 338 0 338
2000 348 0 348
2001 345 0 345
2002 284 0 284
2003 274 0 274
2004 267 0 267
2005 280 0 280
2006 281 0 281
2007 301 0 301
2008 278 0 278
2009 262 0 262
2010 225 0 225
2011 219 0 219
2012 212 0 212
2013 207 0 207
2014 287 0 287
2015 232 0 232
2016 263 0 263

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Popularity of Alfred as a first name

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Popularity of Alfred as a last name

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Common last names for Alfred

  • Smith
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  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Nelson
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Peterson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Lewis

Common first names for Alfred

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alfred U.S.
  White 30.43% 64.26%
  African American 58.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alfred

People with the last name Alfred are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Alfred

  • How Popular is the name Alfred? Alfred is the 307th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alfred was the 5,364th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alfred have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 242,668 babies born with the first name Alfred in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alfred to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alfred? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 469 new born babies.
  • When was Alfred first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alfred is Saturday, April 1st, 1820.
  • What year had the most people named Alfred born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alfred was in 1928 with a total of 6,245 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alfred!
  • Random Alfred Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alfred ranks 35th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 23 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Alfred: Your name in reverse order is Derfla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrfaed. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alfred? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,490 people with the last name Alfred.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alfred? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Alfred as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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