What does Alphonse mean?
Alphonse /al-phon-se/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alphonse is "ready for battle". French name from Hildefuns. French writer Alphonse Daudet.
Alphonse▼ has 23 variants: Affonso, Al▼, Alfie, Alfo, Alfons, Alfonso▼, Alfonsus, Alfonzo, Alfonzus, Alford▼, Alfy, Alonso▲, Alonzo▼, Alphonso▼, Alphonsus, Alphonzo, Alphonzus, Fons, Fonz, Fonzie, Phauns, Phons and Phonz.
Alphonse has 1 feminine form: Alphonsine.Kreatif forms: Alphonseau, Anphonse, Auphonse. [more]
How popular is Alphonse?
Alphonse is a somewhat popular first name for males (#824 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#24969 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Alphonse for boys. Alphonse reached its top position of #316 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Al, Alfie, Alfons, Alfonso (#849 in 2014), Alfonzo, Alford, Alonso (#708), Alonzo (#525) and Alphonso are the prominent varying forms of Alphonse. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3258%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0918%, 71.8% less), with versions like Al, Alfonso, Alford, Alphonse and Alphonso becoming somewhat dated. Alonso (#708) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Alphonse and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)