Of English origin.
Short for Alfred.
Rarely used as a feminine name as well, short for Alfreda.
From the Old English name Ælfræd, a combination of the words “œlf”, meaning “elf” and “ræd”, meaning “counsel”.
Alfred was the name of a 9th-century English king, Alfred the Great, who defended Wessex against the Vikings attempt to conquer his land.
Feminine forms of the name are Alfreda, Freda.
Alfie is a popular name in Great Britain, ranked #14 in England & Wales, #15 in Scotland.
It’s considered a rather inviting and flirty name due to the fictional character in L. Gilbert’s 1966 film “Alfie” and Ch. Shyer’s 2004 remake, starring Michael Cain and Jude Law respectively.