Alf name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 8th, 2023
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old English, German, Gothic and Old Norse
Usage: English, German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Alf a-lf
Meaning: Magical Counsel, Elf, All and Peace, Natural Spirit and Council
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What does Alf mean?

The widely accepted and rooted boy name Alf is chiefly used in English, Danish, Swedish, German, Finnish and Norwegian is originated from Old English, Gothic, German and Old Norse, Alf means "Magical Counsel, Elf, All and Peace, Natural Spirit, Council or The Element Alfr Which Means Elf Supernatural Being".

Alf is variant of Alfr. Originated from Old Norse, Well-Known and Traditional Alfr, Alfr means "Elf, Supernatural Being," is used notably in Swedish and Old Norse. Alf is version of dominant and virtuous Alfonso.

Alfonso is Italian equivalent of Alfons. Commonly Accepted and Rooted Alfonso is originated from Spanish and German, Alfonso means "Noble and Fast and Fight". Alf is variant of AlfredAlfie. Also Alf is variant form of perpetual and sacred Alfonso.

Alf is also variant of Combinations with the Name Element Alf. Alf is also variation of Alfr. Alf is also a variant form of Álfr. Alf is short version of names with "Alf".

Also Alf is short version of Alfred. Alf is form of Alef in German language. Celebrated and Traditional Alf came from Old English and Old Norse languages, meaning of Alf is "Magical Counsel and Counsel from the Elves".

Alf is variant form of Álfr. Álfr is form of Aulfr in Old Norse language. Also Álfr is equivalent of Alfr in Old Norse language. Alf is a shortened form of Alfred.

Alfred is a form of The Old English Name Ælfræd. Also Alfred is a form of The Old English Name Ealdfrith. Widely Accepted and Classic Alfred has its origin in Old English, German and Old Norse, Alfred means "Wise Counsellor and Elf Counsel".

Alf is German equivalent of Alef. It is celebrated on August 15.

How do I pronounce Alf?

a-lf is the most common way to pronounce two syllabled Alf.

Variants of Alf

Aelfred, Aelf, Alfonso, Alfr, Álfr, Adalfuns, Hadufuns, Alfons, Affonso, Alef, Aulfr, Adolf, Ailef

Names that rhyme with Alf

How popular is the name Alf?

Alf is a unique baby name in United States, it had been in use since 1880 and was last seen in 1979, during its 88 years of usage, it was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 1883, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 460 on boy names chart when 38 babies were named Alf. There are over 1130 babies that have been given the name Alf in United States.

Alf is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales where it has been in use since 1996 and achieved its top ranking of 1889 in 2000.

But Alf is a popular baby name in Sweden where every 1 in 500 have the name as well as in Norway.

As per our estimate, over 40000 babies have been bestowed Alf around the globe.

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Numerological aspects of Alf

You have a clear opinion of things You believe that nothing is impossible until your heart beats. People admire your charm and independent attitude about everything. You are ambitious and inclined towards solving things with unproven ways, even failure cannot stop you from trying new solutions. You can achieve great things. You are afraid of falling in love deeply and get betrayed by the person you love.

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  •  Melvyn - Used prevalently in Swedish and Danish loved, Melvyn is used as a gender insensitive name, Melvyn means "Bad Settlement or Gentle Chieftain" has origin in Old English and Old French. Renowned name Melvyn managed to bag 466th position among boy names in 1943 in United States
  •  Kaia - Notably used in Danish and Swedish frequently used, Kaia came from American-Hopi, Native and Old Greek used as a gender insensitive name, meaning of Kaia is "Hen or Earth"
  •  Sonja - Sonja's meaning is Wisdom, Wise or Skill is used in Dutch, Norwegian and Danish used as a gender-neutral name came from Old Greek
  •  Grady - Meaning of Grady is Son of Grádaigh is used prevalently in Irish and English bestowed upon both sexes has origin in Celtic and Old Irish
  •  Saylor - Noteworthy Saylor is used specifically in English, Saylor means "Sailor" and came from English is used as a gender-neutral name
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Sibling Names for Alf

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Famous people named Alf

  • Alf Poier, Austrian artist and stand-up comedian
  • Alf Palmer, last native speaker of the Australian aboriginal language Warrungu
  • Alf Evers, American historian
  • Alf Ross, Danish legal and moral philosopher and scholar of international law
  • Alf Schofield, English football player
  • Alf Ivar Samuelsen, Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
  • Alf Ridyard, English professional footballer
  • Alf Andersen, Norwegian ski jumper
  • Alf Steward, English football player and manager
  • Alf Eriksson, Swedish Social Democratic politician
  • Alf Sommerfelt, Norwegian linguist and the first professor of linguistics
  • Alf Hjort, Norwegian born, American electrical engineer
  • Alf Watts, British communist
  • Alf Klingenberg, Eastman School of Music´s first director
  • Alf Brown, leading Australian rules football writer covering the Victorian Football League
  • Alf Lie, Norwegian gymnast
  • Alf Jacobsen, Norwegian sailor
  • Alf Kumalo, South African documentary photographer and photojournalist
  • Alf Meakin, retired track and field athlete,
  • Alf Grey, English former football referee
  • Alf Handrahan, former World Hockey Association player
  • Alf Miles, English footballer
  • Alf Tveten, Norwegian sailor
  • Alf Landon, American politician from the Republican Party
  • Alf Svensson, Swedish politician
  • Alf Morgans, fourth Premier of Western Australia
  • Alf Ramsey, English football player and manager
  • Alf Sjöberg, Swedish theatre and film director
  • Alf Prøysen, Norwegian author, poet, playwright
  • Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, British Labour politician and former Member of Parliament
  • Alf Perry, professional golfer from England
  • Alf Common, English footballer
  • Alf Engen, Norwegian-American skier
  • Alf Clausen, American film and television composer
  • Alf Smith, Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • Alf Padgham, was one of the leading British professional golfers of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Alf Baker, English footballer
  • Alf Kirchen, English footballer
  • Alf Valentine, West Indian cricketer in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Alf Skinner, Canadian professional ice hockey right winger
  • Alf Gover, English Test cricketer
  • Alf Hall, South African cricketer
  • Alf Morris, British Labour Co-operative politician and disability campaigner
  • Alf Ringstead, professional footballer
  • Alf Hanson, football player for Liverpool and Chelsea
  • Alf West, English footballer
  • Alf McMichael, footballer who played as a left back
  • Alf Engers, English former racing cyclist
  • Alf Hansen, retired rower from Norway
  • Alf Farman, English footballer who played as a forward
  • Alfreda Masters in Y: The Last Man Rising as Actress
  • Alf Andersson in tvMiniSeries Anderssons älskarinna as Actor
  • In 1915 action film, Manden med de ni Fingre I, Alf Blütecher played Sylvester Jackson - Chief of Police.
  • Alf Malland portrayed the vital character of Martin in 1957 action and adventure flick Ni liv.
  • Alf Scarlett, from 1911 comedy movie A Ticket in Tatts, who played Dick Fallon.
  • Alf Östlund, from 1956 comedy film På heder och skoj, who played Per Johansson.
  • In 1970, Alf Geisler portrayed the role of The Priest in drama, war flick Torture Me, Kiss Me.
  • In 1914 drama film, Dødsklokken, Alf Nielsen portrayed Lt. Charley.
  • In 2006, Alf Scerri characterized the role of Alf in comedy movie Kenny.

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