[ 2 syll. al-for(d), alf-o-rd ] The baby boy name Alford is pronounced as AOL-FaoRD †. Alford is of English and Old English origin. It is used mainly in English. From English roots, its meaning is 'old river crossing or ford'.
In addition, Alford is a variant transcription of Alfred (Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, and Scandinavian).
A variant transcription of Alford is Allford.
Alford is unusual as a baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1908 with 0.017% of baby boys being named Alford. It had a ranking of #452 then. The baby name has experienced a marked drop in popularity since then, and is of only irregular use now. Among the family of boy names directly related to Alford, Alfred was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Alford include Albert, Alberte, Albirt, Alburt, Albyrt, Alfred, Alfrid, Alfried, Alfryd, Allford, Ulfred, Alberto, Alfredo, Alpertti, Ulfreid, Ulfrid, Ulfried, Ulfryd, Aliberto, and Ulfrido.
† Pronunciation for Alford: AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"