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  1. Alfred, Alfred the Greatnoun

    king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)


  1. Alfrednoun

    Alfred the Great, early king of England

  2. Alfrednoun

    Alfred the Great, early king of England.

  3. Alfrednoun

    A male given name from Old English.

    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. 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.

  4. Alfrednoun

    A patronymic surname.

  5. Alfrednoun

    A town, the county seat of York County, Maine, United States.

  6. Etymology: From Old English ælf- = "elf" + -ræd or -rēd = "counsel".


  1. alfred

    Alfred is commonly known as a male given name. It is of English origin, derived from the Old English name "Ælfrēd," composed of elements meaning "elf" and "counsel." Popular in medieval England, the name was borne by Alfred the Great, a 9th-century king renowned for his defense of England against the Vikings and his promotion of education and legal reform. Additionally, Alfred may refer to: - Alfred University, a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred, Allegany County, New York, United States. - Alfred Pennyworth, a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most commonly in association with the superhero Batman. - Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a United States federal government complex located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, which was destroyed in the Oklahoma City bombing. Please note that the meaning of Alfred might change based on the context it is used.


  1. Alfred

    Alfred is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 5,237 at the 2010 census. The Town of Alfred has a village named Alfred in the center of the town. Alfred University and Alfred State College are located in the Village of Alfred.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alfred is ranked #5364 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Alfred surname appeared 6,490 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Alfred.

    58.6% or 3,809 total occurrences were Black.
    30.4% or 1,975 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 224 total occurrences were Asian.
    3% or 199 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.9% or 190 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 93 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. fardel

  2. flared

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alfred in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alfred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    I really got to know Alfred Hitchcock when we went to Stowe, Vermont, whenever we had lunch there, and we were on location 12-14 weeks, all the local women would cook us lunch for the whole crew. And each would bring out their best dishes every day. And whenever we had lunch, Alfred Hitchcock was the first one to examine the dishes … I would just follow Alfred Hitchcock and go, ‘ Oh, was that a good one, Alfred Hitchcock ? ’ And Alfred Hitchcock would go, ‘ Yes, that’s the one I ’m going to have. ’.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.

  3. Yoshinori Mizutani:

    I felt as if I'd walked into the Alfred Hitchcock film 'The Birds,'.

  4. Isabella Rossellini:

    She was able to integrate so many cultures... she is not even American but she is totally part of American culture like she is totally part of the Swedish, Italian, French, European film making, she worked in five languages, she worked with directors from my father to Alfred Hitchcock, from Jean Renoir to Victor Fleming, from( George) Cukor to Ingmar Bergman, it gave her a range that is probably bigger than other Hollywood stars like Katharine Hepburn, to give one example.

  5. Helena Cronin, 1992:

    Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What... would become baffling and puzzling..., in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things....

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