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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Alfred f for the female version.

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

1) Younger form of the Old English name Ælfræd [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) Younger form of the Old English name Ealdfrith [10]

2) The name was early wrong interpreted to be a Nordic name composed of the name elements ALA and FRID [1] [2]

Related Names

Ahlfred Swedish
Alfre
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Alfree
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Finish
Alfred
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Alfreð
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Icelandic
Alfrede
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Danish
Alfreeti
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Finish
Alfreetti
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Finish
Alfrid
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Allfrid
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Swedish

See also Alpret

For female forms see Alfredine, Alfreðsína, Alfrida

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Alfredinpoika Finland
Alfredsen Denmark Norway
Alfredson Norway Sweden
Alfredssen Norway
Alfredsson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Sweden
Alfredssøn Norway
Alfredsøn Norway

Female

Alfreddatter Norway
Alfredintytär Finland
Alfredsdatter Denmark Norway
Alfredsdotter Norway Sweden
Alfredsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Alfred
Genitive: Alfreds
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Alfred
Accusative: Alfred
Dative: Alfredi
Genitive: Alfreds
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Alfred
Genitive: Alfredin
Partitive: Alfredia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alfred
Accusative: Alfred
Dative: Alfred
Genitive: Alfreds
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Alfred
Genitive: Alfreds
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Alfred
Genitive: Alfreds

Name Days

Finland Finland

29 October

Norway Norway

3 January

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

29 October

Sweden Sweden

3 January

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: ['alfrέd] or ['alfrḙd]] (key) [12]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel, (21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896), Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

Please turn your device to landscape orientation for better view of statistics tables and graphs.
Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[14]
9737 16776 0 14 9737 16762
Denmark Denmark[15]
5836
n.a.
1
n.a.
5835
n.a.
Finland Finland[16]
n.a.
10729
n.a.
2
n.a.
10727
Greenland Greenland[17]
27 54
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[18]
11 17
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[19]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2568
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as male name

Recent statistics trend[14][15][19][16]:Name statistics for Alfred (m)

Sources: [14] [15] [19] [16]


Norwegian historic statistics trend[19]:
Norwegian historic statistics for Alfred (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Alfred (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Alfred (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  7. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  10. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  11. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  12. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  18. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no