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What does Alphonse mean?

Alphonse /al-phon-se/ 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.

Associated with: battle (war)


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:
(male) Alphonley, Alphonne, ..

(female) Alphonce, Alphonne, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Alphonse for boys. Alphonse reached its top position of #296 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Al, Alfie, Alfons, Alfonso (#849 in 2014), Alfonzo, Alford, Alonso (#708), Alonzo (#525), Alphonso, Alphonsus and Alphonzo are the prominent varying forms of Alphonse. Adoption of these relations of Alphonse reached its most widespread 114 years ago (average #1088) and has become significantly lower since (#1673, 66% less usage), with versions like Al becoming less trendy. Alonso is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alphonse, Al, Alfie, Alfons, Alfonso in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alfonzo, Alford, Alonso, Alonzo, Alphonso in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alphonsus, Alphonzo in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Alphonse is alike in pronunciation to Alfonse. Other recommended names are Aimone, Alanso, Albion, Aldon, Aldous, Aldwinne, Aldwynne, Aleron, Alfeos (see Alpheus), Alfonsin, Alfonz, Alison, Allayne, Alleyne, Allohnso, Allon, Allonso, Allonzo (see Alonzo), Allson, Allton, Aloess, Alohnso (see Alonzo), Alohnzo (see Alonzo), Alois, Alon, Aloys, Alpha, Alpheaus, Alpheus, Alphoeus, Alphons, Alphonz, Alpin, Alpine, Alsdon (see Alston), Alston, Alton, Alvise, Alwine, Ambroise, Ambrose, Anse, Anthone (see Anthony), Anthoney, Anthony, Antione, Antone, Antons, Antwone, Armonde, Aronne, Athens, Athos and Chanse. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alphonse.