October 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
Variation of “Alfred“, meaning “elf-counsel”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Aelfraed, Al, Alf, Alfie, Alfred, Alfredo, Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Fredo, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Elfred the Dane, one of Sir John de Bureford’s retainers, in The Door in the Wall (written in 1949 and set sometime between 1327-1377), by Marguerite de Angeli.