Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Wilfred m. Old English willa, Old High German willo 'will' + Old English friþ, Old High German fridu, Old Saxon frithu 'peace'.

The name of a 7th-8th C Anglo-Saxon saint and an 8th C Anglo-Saxon saint.

England
Early Modern English
1546 Wilfryde RegIng p. 3; 1555 Wilfryde ibid. p. 4; 1557 Wilfrede PRThirsk p. 3
Scotland
Latin
1095 Wilfrido (abl) ESC XV
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Wilfred". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Wilfred.