[ 3 syll. al-fre-da, alf-r-eda ] The baby girl name Alfreda is pronounced aaL-FREH-Daa in Italian and Polish †. Alfreda is of Old English origin. It is used mainly in English, German, Italian, and Polish. The name Alfreda means 'inspired advice; old peace'. It is a two-element name derived from aelf and raed which are of the meanings 'elf, supernatural being' and 'counsel, advice' respectively. The name saw a modest revival in the late 19th century.
Alfreda is a form (English, German, Italian, and Polish) of the English Elfreda.
Alfreda is the feminine version of the Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, and Scandinavian Alfred.
Alfreda has 23 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Aelfreda, Aelfrida, Albreda, Alfreada, Alfredda, Alfredia, Alfreeda, Alfreida, Alfrida, Alfrieda, Alfryda, Elfreda, Elfredda, Elfrida, and Elfrieda. Other English variants include the contracted forms Alfre, Effie, and Freda (used in German too), and the diminutives Alfie, Allie, and Fred. The German Ellfreda is a form of Alfreda that is used in foreign languages. The contracted form Frida (German) is another foreign variant.
Alfreda is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1925, 0.018% of baby girls were named Alfreda. It had a ranking of #456 then. The baby name has seen a marked drop in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. Within the family of girl names directly related to Alfreda, Allie was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Alfreda: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"