Other Origin(s):Spanish
Alfalfa is an unusually lyrical name for boys. With some ties to the melodious Spanish language, Alfalfa originally comes from the Arabic word al-fasfasa to refer to the flowering plant that’s been cultivated and used as livestock fodder since at least the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans. However, as a moniker, there was none more successful in lending it star power than child actor Carl Dean Switzer, who essayed a namesake character in a short series, Our Gangs. And by the end of 1937, Switzer’s “Alfalfa” surpassed the popularity of even the series’ chosen star. Perhaps, by naming your little one Alfalfa, you'll be sowing big dreams that will most definitely bear fruit one day.

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