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Meaning and name origin

Alphonse \a-lphon-se, al-pho-nse\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alphonse is "ready for battle". From Hildefuns. Alfonso is a royal name in Spain, thus very popular; this form is less used in America, though even Alonzo, the most popular variant, is unusual. French writer Alphonse Daudet.


Alphonse has 23 variant forms: Affonso, Al, Alfie, Alfo, Alfons, Alfonso, Alfonsus, Alfonzo, Alfonzus, Alford, Alfy, Alonso, Alonzo, Alphonso, Alphonsus, Alphonzo, Alphonzus, Fons, Fonz, Fonzie, Phauns, Phons and Phonz.

There is 1 feminine form of Alphonse: Alphonsine.


Alphonse is a somewhat popular first name for males (#824 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#25859 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alphonse for boys. Alphonse reached its highest rank of #316 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alphonse name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alphonse and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alonzo (#525), Alonso (#708), Alfonso (#849), Alphonse, Alphonso, Alfonzo, Alfie, Alfons, Al and Alford. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Alfonso, Alfonzo, Alford, Alonso, Alonzo, Alphonse, Alphonso in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alphonse is also pronounced similarly to Alfonse. Other suggested similar baby names are Alphons and Alphonz. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alphonse.