[al-fred, -frid]


a male given name: from the Old English words meaning “elf” and “counsel.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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masc. proper name, Old English Ælfræd, literally "elf-counsel," from ælf (see elf) + ræd "counsel," related to read (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper