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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.WIL-frəd
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Meaning & History

Means "desiring peace" from Old English wil "will, desire" and friþ "peace". Saint Wilfrid was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
VariantWilfrid
DiminutivesWil, Wilf
Feminine FormWilfreda
Other Languages & CulturesWillifrid Ancient Germanic Wilfrith, Wilfrið Anglo-Saxon Guifré Catalan Vilfred Danish Wilfried German Vilfredo Italian Wilfredo Spanish

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Entry updated December 3, 2014