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PRONOUNCED: AL-ə-fer, AHL-ə-fer (English)
OTHER FORMS: Alefare, Alifair, Allifair, Allifare, Alafair, Alefaire, Alifear, Alafear, Elifair, Elafare, Ellafare, Ellafair, Elafaire
CONTRIBUTOR: Margaret H. Hendrix on 7/5/2007
Meaning & History
Of extremely uncertain origin and meaning.
In the US, this name was first found in 1768; in the UK, there were several uses throughout the 1800s (and most likely before that as well). While the background of the American bearers of this name is unknown, almost all British bearers were born to traveling Romani families.
This makes it very difficult to determine the name's roots. It has been speculated to be a corruption of Alethea
, or Aliofar