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).
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).