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What does Alonso mean?

Alonso Pronunciation of Alonso [alon-so] as a boys' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of Alonso is "ready for battle". Alonso is an alternate spelling of Alfonso (Old German): Italian and Spanish transcription of Alphonse. Alonso is also a variation of Alonzo (Old German).

Associated with: battle (war).


Alonso has 4 variants: Alanso, Alanzo, Alohnso and Alohnzo.

19 more alternative forms via Alfonso, Alonzo, Alphonse: Affonso, Alfo, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonsin, Alfonsino, Alfonsus, Alfonz, Alfonzo, Allohnso, Allohnzo, Allonso, Allonzo, Alphons, Alphonso, Alphonzo, Fons, Fonzo and Phons.

1 feminine form: Alonsa.

Creative forms:
(male) Alonas, Alonson, ..

(female) Alonha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alonso Constantine (A.C.), ..

How popular is Alonso?

Alonso is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1219 out of 1220, Top 100%) but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1581 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alonso entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #622 in the U.S. in 2002, and is currently at #731. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Alanzo, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso (#792 from current records), Alfonzo, Alonzo (#526), Alphons, Alphonse, Alphonso and Alphonzo are the prominent variation forms of Alonso (#731 from current records). Other variants, like Alfonsin, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Alonso was at its peak a century ago (median #1260) and is now much diminished (#1640, 54%), with versions like Alphonso becoming less in vogue. Alonso is the most trendy name for newborns among these.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abondio, Abundo, Adolfo, Adones, Adonia, Adonis, Adonys, Agosto, Ahlois, Akeno, Alan, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alanson, Albano, Albinson, Albis, Albys, Aldis, Aldo, Aldous, Aldus, Alecko, Alejo, Aleko, Aleks, Aleksi, Aleksio, Alerio, Alexio, Alfeo, Algis, Alicio, Alin, Alison, Alisson, Alldo (see Aldo), Allon, Allyson, Almando, Almanzo, Aloess, Aloiki, Alois, Aloisio, Aloj, Alomar, Alon, Alouf, Aloys, Alto, Alucio, Aluino, Alun, Aluxio, Alvaro, Alvarso (see Alvar), Alvis, Alvise, Alviss, Alvys, Alyn, Amando, Amos, Amoss, Anse, Anso, Anson, Antonio, Apolonio, Arno, Aron, Dioniso and Fonso. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alonso.

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