a male given name: from the Old English words meaning “elf” and “counsel.”.
Contemporary Examples

Former Florencia 13 heavy hitter Alfred Lomas says that gang members were far from the only participants in the riots.
L.A. Riots Anniversary: Two Gang Members Remember Matthew DeLuca April 28, 2012

Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson interviews Alfred Rascon, a U.S. Army veteran and Medal of Honor recipient.
Profile in Courage: An Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Alfred Rascon November 14, 2012

King Alfred wrote things like mid læs worda, “with less words.”
The Problem With Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’ Video John McWhorter July 22, 2014

It can similarly be said for Alfred Stieglitz at the beginning of the 20th century as well as Leo Castelli from the latter half.
Alexander Iolas: The Secret King of Surrealism Justin Jones March 6, 2014

The family was English Catholic and Alfred, like his brother and sister, was raised in the faith, educated by Jesuits.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days David Freeman December 12, 2014

Historical Examples

“You’ll hear I was engaged to that Alfred Buckley who has got into trouble and has been arrested,” she said.
Poor White Sherwood Anderson

How could “mother” mean to him what it meant to Alfred Ried?
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden

A few years later her relations with the poet Alfred De Musset provided the matter for what is now an historic episode.
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol VII Various

Do you suppose she knows that story about old Alfred Price and her mother?
Quaint Courtships Various

Keeping her eye steadily fixed on Alfred, she breathed softly into the whistle.
Hard Cash Charles Reade

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


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