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Alfred

elf or magical counsel
ORIGIN: British
POPULARITY: 1672
Alfred as a boy's name is pronounced AL-fred. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alfred is "elf or magical counsel".
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A medieval superstar for successfully defending his kingdom against the Vikings, King Alfred the Great ruled Wessex, England, from 871 to 899. Besides extraordinary bravery, Alfred, born in 849, also had common sense and a desire to educate his minions. Another royal Alfred was the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, born on August 6, 1844. Known as Affie, the prince was the Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in Germany. He also had a long naval career. He was married to Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, the Russian czar Alexander II’s’ haughty daughter.

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