Of English origin.
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.
His fame is considered one of the reasons this name was well used in England even after the Norman conquest.
Feminine forms of the name are Alfreda, Freda.
Alfred is ranked #17 in Denmark, #27 in Sweden and in the top 50 names in Norway.
Famous bearers are Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Nobel, Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Kinsey, Alfred Molina, Alfred Enoch, Alfred Newman.
Alfred Hitchcock was an English director and producer.
He is referred to as “The Master of Suspense” and considered by numerous experts as one of the world’s best film directors ever.
In 1980, he was appointed a “Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”.
Some of his most famous movies are “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, “Rebecca”, “Notorious”, “To Catch A Thief”, “Vertigo”, “North by Northwest”, “Psycho”, “The Birds”, etc.