Wilfred

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29k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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336
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wilfred

"Wilfred" is a name of English origin, and it means "Will peace". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Name of two early Anglo-Saxon saints, from Old English wil (“will”) + friþ (“peace”) .

  1. A male given name, popular in the U.K. in the early twentieth century.

Notable Persons Named Wilfred

Wilfred Owen was a war poet writer. Wilfred was born on March 18th, 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. He breathed his last breath on November 4th, 1918.

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Bill Bixby was an actor and director. His career lasted from 1961 to 1993. Bill was given the name Wilfred Bailey Everett Bixby III on January 22nd, 1934 in San Francisco, California, U.S. He left this life on November 21st, 1993.

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He was most active from 1929 to 1988. Bill was given the name Wilfred William Dennis Shine on October 20th, 1911 in London. He left this life on July 24th, 1997.

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Wilfred Bion was a psychoanalysis and psychoanalyst. Wilfred was given the name Wilfred Ruprecht Bion on September 8th, 1897 in Mathura. He left this life on August 28th, 1979.

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Wilfred Benítez is a boxer. Wilfred was born on September 12th, 1958 in New York, U.S.

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Will Downing is a contemporary r&b, soul music, neo soul, and jazz singing, songwriter, musician, and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1986. Will was given the name Wilfred Downing on November 29th, 1963.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilfred

He holds the title Count of Barcelona. He was most active from 878 to 897. Wilfred was born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales. He died in 897.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 21 0 21
1881 22 0 22
1882 22 0 22
1883 42 0 42
1884 33 0 33
1885 37 0 37
1886 27 0 27
1887 31 0 31
1888 36 0 36
1889 37 0 37
1890 45 0 45
1891 40 0 40
1892 45 0 45
1893 50 0 50
1894 44 0 44
1895 41 0 41
1896 71 0 71
1897 46 0 46
1898 76 0 76
1899 52 0 52
1900 81 0 81
1901 47 0 47
1902 63 0 63
1903 64 0 64
1904 80 0 80
1905 75 0 75
1906 75 0 75
1907 93 0 93
1908 98 0 98
1909 91 0 91
1910 102 5 97
1911 168 0 168
1912 317 0 317
1913 389 5 384
1914 463 0 463
1915 637 11 626
1916 723 0 723
1917 772 0 772
1918 736 5 731
1919 703 8 695
1920 811 9 802
1921 747 10 737
1922 728 8 720
1923 779 0 779
1924 728 0 728
1925 743 6 737
1926 651 10 641
1927 748 5 743
1928 646 10 636
1929 617 6 611
1930 601 0 601
1931 514 0 514
1932 521 0 521
1933 432 0 432
1934 422 0 422
1935 409 0 409
1936 420 0 420
1937 397 0 397
1938 404 0 404
1939 369 0 369
1940 325 0 325
1941 308 0 308
1942 341 0 341
1943 396 0 396
1944 350 0 350
1945 293 0 293
1946 321 0 321
1947 322 0 322
1948 291 0 291
1949 316 0 316
1950 305 0 305
1951 305 0 305
1952 298 0 298
1953 295 0 295
1954 254 0 254
1955 282 0 282
1956 274 5 269
1957 300 0 300
1958 258 0 258
1959 267 0 267
1960 249 0 249
1961 236 0 236
1962 233 0 233
1963 232 0 232
1964 202 0 202
1965 198 0 198
1966 190 0 190
1967 143 0 143
1968 127 0 127
1969 146 0 146
1970 145 0 145
1971 146 0 146
1972 110 0 110
1973 82 0 82
1974 122 0 122
1975 78 0 78
1976 99 0 99
1977 93 0 93
1978 88 0 88
1979 102 0 102
1980 74 0 74
1981 85 0 85
1982 111 0 111
1983 86 0 86
1984 96 0 96
1985 78 0 78
1986 66 0 66
1987 55 0 55
1988 70 0 70
1989 83 0 83
1990 57 0 57
1991 84 0 84
1992 65 0 65
1993 56 0 56
1994 62 0 62
1995 42 0 42
1996 37 0 37
1997 48 0 48
1998 60 0 60
1999 30 0 30
2000 42 0 42
2001 40 0 40
2002 44 0 44
2003 31 0 31
2004 40 0 40
2005 31 0 31
2006 29 0 29
2007 32 0 32
2008 33 0 33
2009 21 0 21
2010 31 0 31
2011 23 0 23
2012 18 0 18
2013 30 0 30
2014 28 0 28
2015 23 0 23
2016 32 0 32

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Popularity of Wilfred as a first name

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Popularity of Wilfred as a last name

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Common last names for Wilfred

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Martin
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Roy
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Cote
  • Hebert
  • Roberts
  • Anderson
  • Clark
  • Young
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilfred U.S.
  White 26.19% 64.26%
  African American 52.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilfred

People with the last name Wilfred are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Wilfred

  • How Popular is the name Wilfred? Wilfred is the 1,382nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilfred was the 60,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilfred have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,277 babies born with the first name Wilfred in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilfred to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilfred? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • When was Wilfred first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilfred is Saturday, August 14th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Wilfred born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilfred was in 1920 with a total of 802 babies.
  • Random Wilfred Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilfred ranks 85th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Wilfred: Your name in reverse order is Derfliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Idrwlef. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilfred? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 336 people with the last name Wilfred.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilfred? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wilfred as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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