Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Alfred m. Old English ælf, Old Saxon, Old Icelandic alf, Old High German alb 'elf' + Old English ræd, Old Saxon rād, Old High German rāt 'counsel, advice'.

The name of a 9th C king of Wessex.

Aver(a)y is a French form.

England
Latin
966 Ælfred (nom) CDAS DXXIX; 994 Ælfred (nom) ibid. DCLXXXVI; 1189 Alveredus (nom) GASurv p. 88, Alvred (nom) ibid. p. 142, Alvredi (gen) ibid. p. 123, Alvredus (nom) ibid. p. 102, Elfredi (gen) ibid. p. 130, Elfridus (nom) ibid. p. 132, Elvredus (nom) ibid. p. 219; c1198 Alvredus (nom) ibid. p. 245; 1222 Aluredi (gen) StPaulDom p. 17, Aluredus (nom) ibid. p. 20; 1340xc1450 Aueray (gen) CovGuild-1 p. 1
Early Modern English
1529 Averay PP-HenV p. 9; 1573 Averay Bar-in-El p. 22; 1574 Averay ibid. p. 23
France
Latin
c823 Alfredus (nom) irminon-vol2 94, Ved; 1180 Alveredi (gen) RotScaNor p. 28, Alveredo (abl) ibid. p. 22; 1301 Aluredi (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 257
Old French
1313 Auvre Paris1313 p. 101
Germany
Latin
822x875 Alfred (abl) TradCorb §151, Alured (abl) ibid. §88
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Alfredus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 20, Alured (nom) ibid. III, p. 4, Aluredus (nom) ibid. III, p. 10
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Alfred". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Alfred.