Alfred is an English male name meaning “elf counsel”, made up from Old English elements aelf (elf) via Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy), of uncertain origin though it’s been linked to Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); and raed (counsel) which also comes from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz (advice, counsel) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂reh₁- (to think, count, reason; arrange). Alfred is also an English surname derived from the given name.
Nicknames: Alf, Alfie/Alphie, Fred, Freddy/Freddie
- Ælfræd (Old English)
- Alfréd (Hungarian, Slovak)
- Alfredo (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
- Alfredas (Lithuanian)
- Avery (English)
- Alfreda (English)