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Alfred is a masculine given name of English origin, a modern descendant of the Anglo-Saxon name Ælfræd (Old English pronunciation: [ˈælfˌræːd]), formed from the Germanic words ælf, meaning elf, and ræd, meaning counsel.[1] Its feminine form is Alfreda and diminutives of Alfred include Al, Alf, Alfie, Fred, and Freddy. Today, Alfred is still in regular usage in a number of different regions, especially Great Britain, Africa, Scandinavia, and North America.

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  1. ^ Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Alfred". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2018-12-03.