What does Alfonso mean?
Alfonso [al-fon-so] 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.
Related boy name: Fonso.
1 feminine form: Alfonsine.Creative forms:
(male) Alfonace, Alfonan, ..
(female) Alfond, Alfonisa, .. Middle name pairings:
Alfonso Kallen (A.K.), ..
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 #792 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Alfonso (#792 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonzo, Alford, Alonso (#731 last year), Alonzo (#526), Alphons, Alphonse, Alphonso, Alphonsus and Alphonzo. Other variants, like Alfonsus, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Alfonso was at its most widespread 115 years ago (usage of 0.1%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.1%, down 58.2%), with forms such as Alonzo becoming less in vogue. Alonso is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.