What does Alphonse mean?
Alphonse \a-lphon-se, al-pho-nse\ as a boys' 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 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 19 more different forms via Alfonso, Alonzo: Alanso, Alanzo, Alfonse, Alfonsin, Alfonsino, Alfonz, Allohnso, Allohnzo, Allonso, Allonzo, Alohnso, Alohnzo, Alphons, Alphonz, Foncho, Fonzo, Lon▼, Lonnie▼ and Lonny▼.
Alphonse has 1 feminine form: Alphonsine.
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), Alphonso, Lon, Lonnie and Lonny are the prominent varying forms of Alphonse. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3565%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0706%, down 80.2%), with versions like Alfonso, Alphonso, Lon, Lonnie and Lonny 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)