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What does Alphonso mean?

Alphonso Pronunciation of Alphonso [alphon-so] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Alphonso is "ready for battle". Alphonso is an alternate spelling of Alfonso (Old German): Italian and Spanish transcription of Alphonse.

Associated with: battle (war).


Alphonso has 2 variants: Alfonzo and Alphonzo.

9 more relations via Alfonso, Alphonse: Affonso, Alfons, Alfonse, Alonso, Alonzo, Alphons, Alphonsus, Alphonz and Alphonzus.

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Middle name pairings:
Alphonso Forrest (A.F.), ..

How popular is Alphonso?

Alphonso is a somewhat popular first name for males (#654 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#35860 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Alphonso reached its apex rank of #444 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Alonzo (#526 a year ago), Alonso (#731), Alfonso (#792), Alphonsus, Alphonzo, Alphonse, Alfons, Alfonzo, Alfonse and Alphons are the prominent variation forms of Alphonso. Other forms, like Alphonz, are uncommon. These forms of Alphonso reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.13%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.06%, 54%), with forms like Alphonse going out of style. Alonso is the most fashionable name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alphonso, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso, Alfonzo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alonso, Alonzo, Alphons, Alphonse, Alphonsus, Alphonzo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alano, Alanso, Alanson, Alanzo, Albano, Albinson, Albion, Aldon, Aldous, Aleron, Alfeos (see Alpheus), Alfonsin, Alfonsino (see Alfonso), Alfonsus, Alfonz, Alison, Allohnso, Allohnzo (see Alonzo), Allon, Allonso, Allonzo (see Alonzo), Allson, Allton, Almando, Almanzo, Aloess, Alohnso (see Alonzo), Alohnzo (see Alonzo), Alois, Aloisio, Alon, Aloys, Alpha, Alpheaus, Alpheus, Alphoeus, Alpin, Alpine, Alsdon (see Alston), Alston, Alton, Aluino, Alvarso (see Alvar), Anso, Anthone (see Anthony), Anthoney, Anthony, Antonio, Antons, Apollo, Apolo, Apolonio, Armondo, Athens, Athos and Fonso. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alphonso.

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