Meaning and name origin
Alonzo \a-lon-zo, al(o)-nzo\ as a boy's name is pronounced a-LON-zoh. It is of Spanish and Italian origin. Variant of Alphonse (Old German) "ready for battle". This form is more popular than Alfonso, perhaps due to the fame of basketball celebrity Alonzo Mourning.
There is 1 feminine form of Alonzo: Alanza.
Alonzo is a very popular first name for males (#451 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2177 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alonzo for boys. Alonzo reached its highest rank of #126 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alonzo and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alonzo (#525), Alonso (#708), Alfonso (#849), Lonzo, Lonny, Lon, Alphonse and Lonnie. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Alfonzo. Like Alonzo, this name is not commonly used.