Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIL-frəd  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "desiring peace" from Old English willa "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.

Related Names

DiminutivesWil, Wilf
Feminine FormWilfreda
Other Languages & CulturesWilfrith, Wilfrið(Anglo-Saxon) Guifré(Catalan) Vilfred(Danish) Wilfried(German) Willifrid(Germanic) Vilfredo(Italian) Wiljafriþuz(Old Germanic) Wilfredo(Spanish)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022