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What does Affonso mean?

Affonso Pronunciation of Affonso [af-fon-so] as a name for boys is an Old German name, and the meaning of Affonso is "ready for battle". Affonso is a version of Alfonso (Old German): Italian and Spanish version of Alphonse.

Associated with: battle (war).


10 different relations via Alfonso, Alphonse: Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonsin, Alfonsino, Alfonsus, Alfonz, Alfonzo, Alonso, Alonzo and Alphonso.

Creative forms:
(male) Affonar, Affonis, ..

(female) Affonne, Affonta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Affonso Clay (A.C.), ..

How popular is Affonso?

Affonso is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#78035 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso (#792 in 2015), Alfonzo, Alonso (#731), Alonzo (#526), Alphonse and Alphonso are the popular variation forms of Affonso (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Alfonsus, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Affonso was more pronounced among parents a century ago (adoption of 0.13%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.06%, 54% less). Alonzo has generally been the top pick of parents, though Alonso has become popular as well over time, while versions such as Alonzo are now somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso, Alfonzo, Alonso in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alonzo, Alphonse, Alphonso in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alfons outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Affton (see Afton), Afton, Alanso, Allohnso, Allonso, Allonzo (see Alonzo), Alohnso (see Alonzo), Anso, Antonio, Antons, Armondo and Fonso. These names tend to be more commonly used than Affonso.

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