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What does Alfonso mean?

Alfonso Pronunciation of Alfonso as a boys' name is pronounced al-FON-so. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alfonso is "ready for battle". Italian and Spanish variant of Alphonse. Alfonso has been favored by Spanish royalty, but is seldom used in America.


ASSOCIATED WITH battle (war), royalty (king)


VARIANTS Affonso, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonsin, Alfonsino, Alfonz, Alfonzo, Alonso, Alonzo, Alphons, Alphonse, Alphonso, Alphonsus, Alphonz, Foncho, Fonz, Fonzie, Fonzo


RELATIONS VIA ALPHONSE Alfo, Alfonsus, Alfonzus, Alford, Alphonzo




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How popular is Alfonso?

Alfonso is a very prominent first name for men (#331 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3404 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Alfonso reached its apex rank of #312 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #921 presently. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alfonso name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Alfonso (#921 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonzo, Alford, Alonso (#754), Alonzo (#565), Alphons, Alphonse, Alphonso, Alphonsus and Alphonzo. Other variants, like Alfonsus, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Alfonso was at its most widespread 116 years ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and has become significantly diminished since (USAGE 0.1%, DOWN 62%), with forms such as Alfonso becoming less in vogue. Alonso is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alphonsus, Alphonzo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Alano, Alanso, Alanson, Alanzo, Albano, Albinson, Aldon, Aldous, Alfeo, Alfeos (see Alpheus), Alfeus, Alfio, Alfredo, Allohnso, Allohnzo (see Alonzo), Allon, Allonso, Allonzo (see Alonzo), Almando, Almanzo, Aloess, Alohnso (see Alonzo), Alohnzo (see Alonzo), Alois, Aloisio, Alon, Aloys, Alton, Aluino, Alvarso (see Alvar), Anso, Antonio, Antons and Armondo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alfonso.

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