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This name derives from Old High German name “Willifrid”, composed of two elements: “*wiljô” (will, wish, desire) plus “*friþuz” (peace, tranquility, friendship). In turn, the name means “desire for peace, desire for friendship”. Wilfrid was an English bishop and saint. Born a Northumbrian noble, he entered religious life as a teenager and studied at Lindisfarne, at Canterbury, in Gaul, and at Rome; he returned to Northumbria in about 660 and became the abbot of a newly founded monastery at Ripon.
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