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Gender: M Meaning of Alphonse: "noble, ready for battle" Origin of Alphonse: French from German

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Rarely used, and for good reason. Alonzo is a preferable choice.

Alphonse does have a mixed bag of notable namesakes--French novelist Alphonse Daudet, painter Alphonse Mucha, and--oops--it was the birth name of gangster Al Capone.

Famous People Named Alphonse

Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and politician
Alphonse Marcello D'Amato, former US Senator representing New York

Pop Culture References for the Name Alphonse

Alphonse Elric, from the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist

Alf, Alonzo, Fonz, Fonzie

Alphonse's International Variations

Alfons (German) Alpheus (Greek) Alphonsus (Irish) Affonso (Portuguese) Alfonso (Spanish)