Ildefonso Name Meaning & Origin

Ildefonso

Pronunciation: eel-deh-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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Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready".

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St. Ildefonso, 7th Century saint, archbishop of Toledo, Spain.

Ildefonso Falcones, (b. 1956) Spanish lawyer and novelist.

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