See also: alf, ALF, älf, and 'alf

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ælf/
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  • Rhymes: -ælf

Proper nounEdit

Alf

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Alfred or Alfonso, from the Germanic languages.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Alfr, alfr (elf), with an identical meaning in modern Danish. Also a medieval contraction of Adolf, and later used as a pet form of Alfred.

Proper nounEdit

Alf

  1. a male given name from Old Norse

EtruscanEdit

RomanizationEdit

Alf (Alf)

  1. Romanization of 𐌀𐌋𐌅

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Alfr. Also a contraction of Adolf.

Proper nounEdit

Alf

  1. a male given name from Old Norse

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 8 803 males with the given name Alf living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old Norse Alfr where <f> has been misinterpreted as /f/. Compare the inherited Alv and alv. Also a contraction of Adolf.

Proper nounEdit

Alf m

  1. a male given name from Old Norse, variant of Alv

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 8 803 males with the given name Alf living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Alfr. Also a contraction of Adolf.

Proper nounEdit

Alf c (genitive Alfs)

  1. a male given name from Old Norse

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