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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Alfred
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Alfred in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Alfred:
Records indicate that 240,194 boys in the United States have been named Alfred since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1928, when 6,229 people in the U.S. were given the name Alfred. Those people are now 92 years old.
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Comments about the name Alfred
Based on the comments submitted below
7 Positive Comments
"My sons name. A strong name I think
Different from the norm.
When we visit Italy it?s not so uncommon Alfredo
My son is a good looking athlete so having a strong not so common name is ideal. He is remembered" Sep. 22, 2019:
"I've been Alfred all 53 years of my life. i love it. originally, my mom was gonna name me michele. i may use that as a pseudonym for my songs.in her honor, of course." Sep. 15, 2010:
"I LOVE this name! I think it is so handsome, and would fit along perfectly with brothers Edward and William, or a sister named Rose. "Alfred" looks and sounds simultaneously grown-up and fun, which is what a lot of parents look for in a name. :) TONS of great history behind this name. A much better choice than Jaydin or Mykaell." Mar. 17, 2010:
"When i was a kid people used to make fun of my name. The most popular were Alfred Hitchcock and Alfie the alphabets cereal wonder dog. I myself just went by Al most of my life or Alfie to my girl friend. But when i got older and had to write a resume or get business cards i immediately became Alfred. It looks great on paper and i am sure it got my foot in the door a few times." Aug. 16, 2009:
"I love this name. It sounds so friendly, especially when the nickname is "Alf" or "Alfie". I know one person named Alf (short for Alfred), who is a really friendly sixty-something year old professor, and the name seems to really suit his personality. Unfortunately, it probably seems old-fashioned on a young kid nowadays." Jun. 5, 2009:
"MY NAME IS ALFRED AND I LIKE IT . BUT THE PROBLEM IS MY NAME AT HOME IS PRONOUNED WITH A SPANISH ACCENT BECAUSE IM HISPANIC AND SOME KIDS IN SCHOOL WHO ARE NOT HISPANIC ,
SAY 'ALFERT'" Jan. 27, 2007:
"MY NAME IS ALFRED AND I LIKE IT . BUT THE PROBLEM IS MY NAME AT HOME IS PRONOUNED WITH SPANISH ACCENT BECAUSE IM HISPANIC AND SOME KIDS IN SCHOOL WHO ARE NOT HISPANIC ,
SAY 'ALFERT'" Jan. 27, 2007:
6 Neutral Comments
"Times when Alfred Hitchcock showed his infamous side, but he wasn't the only one who ruined this terminally old-fashioned grandad name. The creator of the 'Batman' comic strips, Bob Kane, gave the name Alfred to Batman's (or Bruce Wayne's) elderly manservant butler, which a lot of people have associated the name with over the years. Personally, the name is in the same category as Albert, Leonard, Percy, Norman, Frank, Horace, and Arthur." Jun. 1, 2008:
"Sounds like an old man to me. Well, not just any old man, but Batman's/Bruce Wayne's (also Robin's/Dick Grayson's) butler Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman comic books." May. 1, 2008:
"THIS MY HUSBAND NAME BUT PEOPLE INSIST ON CALLING HIM ALFORD OR AFFERD!" Apr. 25, 2007:
"this name is soo funny! but i do know someone wiht this name!!! i love him to deaf!!!" Sep. 12, 2006:
"Alfred is my dad's name and my grandfathers name. I like the name but people refer to my dad as Al which i think is better then Alfred" Jan. 23, 2006:
"Alfred the Great, King of all Saxon Britain.
Alfred Hitchcock, famous director.
Great name, unfortunately, sounds really geeky!" Jan. 5, 2006:
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