Given Name ALF (1)

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Norse alfr "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
VARIANTS: Alv (Norwegian), Alfr (Norse Mythology)
FEMININE FORMS: Alva (Swedish), Alva (Norwegian), Elva (Danish)
SAME SPELLING: Alf (2), Alf (3)


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Entry updated December 3, 2014