Alfred

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See also: alfred, Alfréd, Alfreð, and Ælfræd

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Alfred, from Old English Ælfrǣd, from ælf (elf) +‎ rǣd (counsel). Doublet of Alfredo and Avery.

The modern pronunciation with /f/ is a spelling pronunciation; the name in Old English was pronounced with [v], as shown in its Middle English descendant Alured (in which u stands for modern v).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈælfɹəd/
  • (Appalachians, dated) IPA(key): /ˈælfɚd/[1]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred

  1. (individuals) Alfred the Great, early king of England.
    Alternative form: Ælfred
  2. A male given name from Old English.
    • 1980, Graham Greene, Doctor Fisher of Geneva, or the Bomb Party (fiction), →OCLC:
      Unfortunately for me my father had combined diplomacy with a study of Anglo-Saxon history and, of course with my mother's consent, he gave me the name of Alfred, one of his heroes ( I believe she had boggled at Aelfred ). This Christian name, for some inexplicable reason, had become corrupted in the eyes of our middle-class world; it belonged exclusively now to the working class and was usually abbreviated to Alf. Perhaps that was why Doctor Fisher, the inventor of Dentophil Bouquet, never called me anything but Jones, even after I married his daughter.
    • 1998, Steven Herrick, A Place Like This (fiction), University of Queensland Press, →ISBN, page 86:
      You give a kid a name like Cameron / or Alfred, or something like that, / and they end up wearing glasses / and looking at computers for the rest of their life.
  3. (rare) A surname originating as a patronymic.
  4. A town, the county seat of York County, Maine, United States.
  5. A town in Allegany County, New York, United States.
  6. A community in Alfred and Plantagenet township, Ontario, Canada.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (March 2, 1942), “3. The Consonants”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, →DOI, →ISBN, § 7, page 98.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred

  1. A transliteration of the English male given name Alfred.
    • 2004, Şəkərəliyev, A. Ş., Əliyev, Ş.T., Cavadov M. Ə., editors, Nobel Mükafatı almış iqtisadçılar və onların nəzəriyyələri[1], Baku: Elm, page 5:
      Alfred Nobel 21 oktyabr 1833-cü ildə İsveçdə anadan olmuş, 8 yaşı olarkən atası Emmanuil Nobelin çalışdığı Sankt-Peterburqa köçmüşdür.
      Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden on October 21, 1833, and at the age of eight, moved to St. Petersburg, where his father, Emmanuel Nobel, was working.
    • 2006, Gylman Ilkin, Bakı və Bakılılar, page 149:
      Bu şirkətin müəssisləri üç qardaş: Lüdoviq, Robert, Alfred və bir də onların yaxın dostu []
      The founders of this company were three brothers: Ludvig, Robert, Alfred and one of their close friends […]
    • 2019, Manaf Süleymanov, Eşitdiklərim, oxuduqlarım, gördüklərim, page 185:
      Arvadı və iki oğlu Alfred və Elmar ilə Peterburqdan vətənə qayıdır []
      He returned home from St. Petersburg with his wife and two sons, Alfred and Elmar []

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alfred, from Old English Ælfræd.

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred

  1. a male given name

References[edit]

  • [2] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 21 194 males with the given name Alfred have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1900s decade. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alfred.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑl.frɛt/
  • Hyphenation: Al‧fred

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred m

  1. a male given name

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from Old English Ælfræd.

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred m

  1. a male given name

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics:

  • son of Alfred: Alfredsson
  • daughter of Alfred: Alfredsdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Alfred
Accusative Alfred
Dative Alfredi
Genitive Alfreds

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alfred, from Old English Ælfræd, possibly through Swedish Alfred.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlfred/, [ˈɑ̝lfre̞d]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlfred
  • Syllabification(key): Alf‧red

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred

  1. a male given name
  2. Alfred Nussi

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Alfred (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Alfred Alfredit
genitive Alfredin Alfredien
partitive Alfredia Alfredeja
illative Alfrediin Alfredeihin
singular plural
nominative Alfred Alfredit
accusative nom. Alfred Alfredit
gen. Alfredin
genitive Alfredin Alfredien
partitive Alfredia Alfredeja
inessive Alfredissa Alfredeissa
elative Alfredista Alfredeista
illative Alfrediin Alfredeihin
adessive Alfredilla Alfredeilla
ablative Alfredilta Alfredeilta
allative Alfredille Alfredeille
essive Alfredina Alfredeina
translative Alfrediksi Alfredeiksi
abessive Alfreditta Alfredeitta
instructive Alfredein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Alfred (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Alfredini Alfredini
accusative nom. Alfredini Alfredini
gen. Alfredini
genitive Alfredini Alfredieni
partitive Alfrediani Alfredejani
inessive Alfredissani Alfredeissani
elative Alfredistani Alfredeistani
illative Alfrediini Alfredeihini
adessive Alfredillani Alfredeillani
ablative Alfrediltani Alfredeiltani
allative Alfredilleni Alfredeilleni
essive Alfredinani Alfredeinani
translative Alfredikseni Alfredeikseni
abessive Alfredittani Alfredeittani
instructive
comitative Alfredeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Alfredisi Alfredisi
accusative nom. Alfredisi Alfredisi
gen. Alfredisi
genitive Alfredisi Alfrediesi
partitive Alfrediasi Alfredejasi
inessive Alfredissasi Alfredeissasi
elative Alfredistasi Alfredeistasi
illative Alfrediisi Alfredeihisi
adessive Alfredillasi Alfredeillasi
ablative Alfrediltasi Alfredeiltasi
allative Alfredillesi Alfredeillesi
essive Alfredinasi Alfredeinasi
translative Alfrediksesi Alfredeiksesi
abessive Alfredittasi Alfredeittasi
instructive
comitative Alfredeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Alfredimme Alfredimme
accusative nom. Alfredimme Alfredimme
gen. Alfredimme
genitive Alfredimme Alfrediemme
partitive Alfrediamme Alfredejamme
inessive Alfredissamme Alfredeissamme
elative Alfredistamme Alfredeistamme
illative Alfrediimme Alfredeihimme
adessive Alfredillamme Alfredeillamme
ablative Alfrediltamme Alfredeiltamme
allative Alfredillemme Alfredeillemme
essive Alfredinamme Alfredeinamme
translative Alfrediksemme Alfredeiksemme
abessive Alfredittamme Alfredeittamme
instructive
comitative Alfredeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Alfredinne Alfredinne
accusative nom. Alfredinne Alfredinne
gen. Alfredinne
genitive Alfredinne Alfredienne
partitive Alfredianne Alfredejanne
inessive Alfredissanne Alfredeissanne
elative Alfredistanne Alfredeistanne
illative Alfrediinne Alfredeihinne
adessive Alfredillanne Alfredeillanne
ablative Alfrediltanne Alfredeiltanne
allative Alfredillenne Alfredeillenne
essive Alfredinanne Alfredeinanne
translative Alfrediksenne Alfredeiksenne
abessive Alfredittanne Alfredeittanne
instructive
comitative Alfredeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Alfredinsa Alfredinsa
accusative nom. Alfredinsa Alfredinsa
gen. Alfredinsa
genitive Alfredinsa Alfrediensa
partitive Alfrediaan
Alfrediansa
Alfredejaan
Alfredejansa
inessive Alfredissaan
Alfredissansa
Alfredeissaan
Alfredeissansa
elative Alfredistaan
Alfredistansa
Alfredeistaan
Alfredeistansa
illative Alfrediinsa Alfredeihinsa
adessive Alfredillaan
Alfredillansa
Alfredeillaan
Alfredeillansa
ablative Alfrediltaan
Alfrediltansa
Alfredeiltaan
Alfredeiltansa
allative Alfredilleen
Alfredillensa
Alfredeilleen
Alfredeillensa
essive Alfredinaan
Alfredinansa
Alfredeinaan
Alfredeinansa
translative Alfredikseen
Alfrediksensa
Alfredeikseen
Alfredeiksensa
abessive Alfredittaan
Alfredittansa
Alfredeittaan
Alfredeittansa
instructive
comitative Alfredeineen
Alfredeinensa

Statistics[edit]

  • Alfred is the 513th most common male given name in Finland, belonging to 389 male individuals (and as a middle name to 2,583 more, making it much more common as a middle name), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alfred, from Old English Ælfræd.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred m

  1. a male given name
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, volume 1, Book 4:1 (fiction):
      Il n’est pas rare aujourd’hui que le garçon bouvier se nomme Arthur, Alfred ou Alphonse, et que le vicomte — s’il y a encore des vicomtes — se nomme Thomas, Pierre ou Jacques. Ce déplacement qui met le nom « élégant » sur le plébéien et le nom campagnard sur l’aristocrate n’est autre chose qu’un remous d’égalité. L’irrésistible pénétration du souffle nouveau est là comme en tout.
      It is not rare for the neatherd's boy nowadays to bear the name of Arthur, Alfred, or Alphonse, and for the vicomte--if there are still any vicomtes--to be called Thomas, Pierre, or Jacques. This displacement, which places the "elegant" name on the plebeian and the rustic name on the aristocrat, is nothing else than an eddy of equality. The irresistible penetration of the new inspiration is there as everywhere else.
      (1887 translation by Isabel F. Hapgood)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alfred, from Old English Ælfræd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalfʁeːt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Al‧f‧red

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred

  1. a male given name, popular in the 19th century

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from Old English Ælfræd.

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alfred

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alfred, from Old English Ælfræd.

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred

  1. a male given name

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alfred, from Old English Ælfræd.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred m pers

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Alfred

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Alfred in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alfred, from Old English Ælfræd. First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1751.

Proper noun[edit]

Alfred c (genitive Alfreds)

  1. a male given name, fashionable in the 19th century

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