Meaning and Name Origin
Alonzo \a-lon-zo, al(o)-nzo\ as a boys' 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.
Alonzo▼ has 30 more alternative forms via Alfonso, Alphonse: Affonso, Al▼, Alfie, Alfo, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonsin, Alfonsino, Alfonso▼, Alfonsus, Alfonz, Alfonzo, Alfonzus, Alford▼, Alfy, Alphons, Alphonse▼, Alphonso▼, Alphonsus, Alphonz, Alphonzo, Alphonzus, Foncho, Fons, Fonz, Fonzie, Fonzo, Phauns, Phons and Phonz.
Alonzo has 1 feminine form: Alanza.
Alonzo is a very prominent first name for men (#451 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2177 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Alonzo for boys. Alonzo reached its peak position of #126 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #525. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Alonzo and corresponding names. Al, Alfie, Alfons, Alfonso (#849 in 2014), Alfonzo, Alford, Alonso (#708), Alphonse, Alphonso, Lon, Lonnie, Lonny and Lonzo are the prominent varying forms of Alonzo (#525 in 2014). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 and have become significantly less popular since, with versions like Alfonso, Lon, Lonnie, Lonny and Lonzo falling out of fashion. Alonso (#708) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)