Alfred vs Frederick - What's the difference?

alfred | frederick |

As proper nouns the difference between alfred and frederick

is that alfred is alfred the Great, early king of England while Frederick is a given name derived from Germanic.



(Alfred the Great)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • Alfred the Great, early king of England
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  • * 1980 Graham Greene: Doctor Fisher of Geneva, or the Bomb Party
  • Unfortunately for me my father had combined diplomacy with a study of Anglo-Saxon history and, of course with my mother's consent, he gave me the name of Alfred , one of his heroes ( I believe she had boggled at Aelfred ). This Christian name, for some inexplicable reason, had become corrupted in the eyes of our middle-class world; it belonged exclusively now to the working class and was usually abbreviated to Alf. Perhaps that was why Doctor Fisher, the inventor of Dentophil Bouquet, never called me anything but Jones, even after I married his daughter.
  • * 1998 , A Place Like This , Univ. of Queensland Press, ISBN 0702229849, page 86:
  • You give a kid a name like Cameron / or Alfred , or something like that, / and they end up wearing glasses / and looking at computers for the rest of their life.


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    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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  • * : Act III, Scene I:
  • Have you not heard speak of Mariana, the sister of Frederick , the great soldier who miscarried at sea?
  • * 1892 Robert Grant: The Reflections of a Married Man . Scribner,1892. pages 98-99:
  • When I referred to the confusion which would result from the presence in the house of two people with the same name, she tossed her head and said it would be easy to obviate that by calling me Frederick' instead of Fred. - - - Imagine Harry Bolles and other kindred spirits calling me stiff, august ' Frederick ! I vowed that this should not be brought to pass - - -
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