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What does Fonso mean?

Fonso Pronunciation of Fonso [fon-so] as a boys' name is pronounced FAHN-soh. It is of Latin origin. Short form of Alfonso.


Fonso has 4 variants: Fonsie, Fonzell, Fonzie and Fonzo.

5 more different relations via Alfonso: Affonso, Alonso, Alonzo, Foncho and Fonz.

Creative forms:
(male) Fenso, Forso, ..

(female) Fonce, Fonis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fonso Shepard (F.S.), ..

How popular is Fonso?

Fonso is an uncommon given name for men. Fonso is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Alfonso (#792 in recent rankings), Alonso (#731) and Alonzo (#526) are the popular alternative forms of Fonso (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Foncho, are seldom used. These relations of Fonso were favored by parents a century ago (average #1010) and are somewhat less widespread today (#683, down 41%), with the version Alonzo becoming less stylish. Alonzo has generally been the top pick of parents, although Alonso seems to be gaining popularity too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alfonso, Alonso, Alonzo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fonso and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Anso and Fons. Like Fonso, these names are not commonly used.