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What does Alfonse mean?

Alfonse Pronunciation of Alfonse as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the name Alfonse means "ready for battle". Alfonse is an alternate spelling of Alfonso (Old German): Italian and Spanish variation of Alphonse.


ASSOCIATED WITH battle (war)


VARIANT Alphonse

OTHER FORMS VIA ALFONSO Affonso, Alfons, Alfonsin, Alfonsino, Alfonz, Alfonzo, Alonso, Alonzo, Alphons, Alphonso



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How popular is Alfonse?

Alfonse is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#125639 out of 150436, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Alfonse was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #1033 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Alfons, Alfonso (#913 A YEAR AGO), Alfonzo, Alonso (#775), Alonzo (#472), Alphons, Alphonse and Alphonso are the popular varying forms of Alfonse rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Alfonz, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Alfonse was more pronounced among parents a century ago (AVERAGE #1095) and has become significantly reduced since (#1573, 52% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Alphonse becoming less in vogue. Alonzo has been the overall favorite, though Alonso has become popular as well.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alonzo, Alphons, Alphonse, Alphonso in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aimone, Alanso, Aldon, Aldous, Alfeos (see Alpheus), Alfeus, Alfie, Alfo, Alfonsus, Alfonzus (see Alphonse), Alford, Alfre, Allohnso, Allon, Allonso, Allonzo (see Alonzo), Aloess, Alohnso (see Alonzo), Alois, Alon, Aloys, Alpine, Alton, Alvise, Alwine, Anse, Antone, Antons, Armonde and Aronne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alfonse.

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