Alfonso Name Meaning & Origin

Alfonso

Pronunciation: al-FAHN-soh, ahl-FOHN-soh (key)

Origin of the name Alfonso:

Cognate of the French Alphonse (noble and ready), a name derived from the Old German Adulfuns, a compounding of the elements adal (noble) and funs (ready, prompt, apt). The name was borne by the patron saint of Mallorca and Palma.

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Al,Foncho, Poncho

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Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor and dancer, best known as Carlton on TV's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".
Alfonso López III, Mexican-American boxer.
Alfonso "Al" Lopez, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager.
Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Alfonso Soriano, Dominican outfielder for the Chicago Cubs.
Alfonso Pérez, Spanish footballer.

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