Wilfred name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wilfred mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wilfred

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Wilfred means "Seeking peace" and is of English origin.
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Wilfred means "Peace".
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International Interest
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Name of two early Anglo-Saxon saints, from Old English wil (“will”) + friþ (“peace”) .

  1. A male given name from Old English, popular in the U.K. in the early twentieth century.

Notable Persons Named Wilfred

Notable Persons Named Wilfred

Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen was a war poet writer. Wilfred was born on March 18th, 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. He breathed his last breath on November 4th, 1918.

Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby was an actor and director. His career lasted from 1961 to 1993. Bill was given the name Wilfred Bailey Everett Bixby III on January 22nd, 1934 in San Francisco, California, U.S. He left this life on November 21st, 1993.

Bill Shine

He was most active from 1929 to 1988. Bill was given the name Wilfred William Dennis Shine on October 20th, 1911 in London. He left this life on July 24th, 1997.

Wilfred Bion

Wilfred Bion was a psychoanalysis and psychoanalyst. Wilfred was given the name Wilfred Ruprecht Bion on September 8th, 1897 in Mathura. He left this life on August 28th, 1979.

Wilfred Benítez

Wilfred Benítez is a boxer. Wilfred was born on September 12th, 1958 in New York, U.S.

Will Downing

Will Downing is a contemporary r&b, soul music, neo soul, and jazz singing, songwriter, musician, and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1986. Will was given the name Wilfred Downing on November 29th, 1963.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilfred

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilfred


He holds the title Count of Barcelona. He was most active from 878 to 897. Wilfred was born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales. He died in 897.

Harmon Wilfred


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilfred U.S.
  White 26.19% 64.26%
  African American 52.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilfred

People with the last name Wilfred are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Wilfred

  • What name lists does Wilfred rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wilfred? Wilfred is the 1,430th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilfred was the 60,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilfred have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,355 babies born with the first name Wilfred in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilfred to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilfred? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • When was Wilfred first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilfred is Saturday, August 14th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Wilfred born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilfred was in 1920 with a total of 802 babies.
  • Random Wilfred Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilfred ranks 55th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 28 babies in Maine have the same name in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Wilfred: The name spelled backwards is Derfliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Fdlrewi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilfred? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 336 people with the last name Wilfred.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilfred? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wilfred as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Wilfred name meaning

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