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What does Alonzo mean?

Alonzo Pronunciation of Alonzo [alon-zo] as a boys' name is pronounced a-LON-zoh. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alonzo is "ready for battle". Italian and Spanish variant of Alphonse. This form is more popular than Alfonso, perhaps due to basketball celebrity Alonzo Mourning.

Associated with: battle (war), popular (famous).


Alonzo has 12 variants: Alanso, Alanzo, Allohnso, Allohnzo, Allonso, Allonzo, Alohnso, Alohnzo, Alonso, Lon, Lonnie and Lonny.

Related boy names: Hildefuns and Lonzo.

14 more alternative forms via Alfonso, Alphonse: Affonso, Alfo, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso, Alfonz, Alfonzo, Alfonzus, Alphonso, Alphonz, Alphonzo, Fonz, Fonzo and Phonz.

1 feminine form: Alanza.

Creative forms:
(male) Alunzo, ..

(female) Alonce, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alonzo Nicholas (A.N.), ..

How popular is Alonzo?

Alonzo is a very prominent first name for men (#451 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2038 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alonzo was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #126 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #526. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Alanzo, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso (#792 in 2015), Alfonzo, Alonso (#731), Alphonse, Alphonso, Alphonzo, Lon, Lonnie (#1426), Lonny and Lonzo are the prominent varying forms of Alonzo (#526 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Alonzo were popular with parents during 1900-1909 (average #1079) and have become significantly less common since (#1676, 75.9% less usage), with versions like Alphonso becoming less fashionable. Alonzo has been the overall favorite, although Alonso seems to be getting popular too.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lon, Lonnie, Lonny, Lonzo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abondio, Abundo, Adolfo, Adon, Adones, Adonia, Adonis, Adonys, Agosto, Akeno, Alan, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alanson, Albano, Albaro, Alcado, Aldo, Aldon, Alecko, Aleco, Alejo, Aleko, Alen, Alerio, Alexio, Alfeo, Alfio, Alicio, Alin, Alldo (see Aldo), Allon, Almando, Almanzo, Aloess, Aloin, Alois, Aloisio, Aloj, Alojzy, Alomar, Alon, Alouf, Aloys, Alto, Alton, Alucio, Aluino, Alun, Aluxio, Aluzio, Alvaro, Alyn, Amando, Amon, Anno, Anso, Antonio, Apollo, Apolo, Apolonio, Arlando, Armondo, Arno, Aroldo, Aron, Aronne, Avon, Enzo, Kodzo, Lanzo, Manzo, Nenzo (see Lorenzo) and Renzo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alonzo.

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