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Alfred

A combination of "aelf" and "raed" Used in honor of the 9th century King of Wessex, Alfred the Great who defended England against the Danes. He was also a promoter of learning and literacy. The name stayed in use after the Norman Conquest. Known today for famed English movie director Alfred Hitchcock. Widely used around the turn of the 20th century, but has steadily decreased in popularity. Name of a king

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  • Wise counselor
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