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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.

Other forms of the name are Alfred, Alfredo, Alf, Freddy, Fred, Fredo, Freddie, Al, Alfey, Alfy.

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.

Famous bearers are Alfie Allen, Alfie Boe, Alfie McIlwain.