a masculine name: dim. Al, Alf, Alfie, Fred; fem. Alfreda
Origin of AlfredOld English Ælfred, literally , elf-counsel, hence, wise counselor from ælf, elf + ræd, counsel
Known as “the Great.” 849-899
King of the West Saxons (871-899), scholar, and lawmaker who repelled the Danes and helped consolidate England into a unified kingdom.
From Old English Ælfræd, from ælf- = "elf" + -ræd or -rēd = "counsel".