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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Alv (Norwegian), Alfr (Norse Mythology)
FEMININE FORMS: Alva, Elva (Swedish), Alva (Norwegian), Elva (Danish)
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