Given Name WILFRED

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WIL-frəd   [details]

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.

Categories

athletes, Doctor Who companions, peace, saints, virtues
VARIANT: Wilfrid
DIMINUTIVES: Wil, Wilf
FEMININE FORM: Wilfreda
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Willifrid (Ancient Germanic), Wilfrith, Wilfrið (Anglo-Saxon), Guifré (Catalan), Vilfred (Danish), Wilfried (German), Vilfredo (Italian), Wilfredo (Spanish)
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