uh-LON-zo; uh-LON-so
Portuguese and Spanish variation of Adalfuns, German
"noble and ready"

Alonso Origin and Meaning

The name Alonso is a boy's name of German, Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "noble and ready".

Alonso is the Spanish and Portuguese diminutive version of Alfonso, itself deriving from an old Germanic name "Adalfuns" meaning "noble and ready." Although the Italian spelling Alonzo is more popular in the US, Alonso has its own strong history.

Alonso Quijano was the real name of Don Quixote — and the name of two characters in the Judy Garland musical Meet Me in St. Louis. It is also the surname of star Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso.

# 845 in the US

Alonso Rank in US Top 1000

# 1670 on Nameberry

Alonso Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Alonso Popularity

Famous People Named Alonso

  • Alonso Pérez de Guzmán (y de ZúñigaSotomayor), 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Commander,in,chief of the Spanish Armada
  • Alonso Reno EdwardPanamanian sprinter
  • Alonso de OjedaSpanish conquistador
  • Alonso Fernández AlvarezCosta Rican male model
  • Xabier "Xabi" AlonsoSpanish footballer

Alonso in Pop Culture

  • Alonso Quixanofull name of the main character in Cervantes' "Don Quixote"
  • AlonsoKing of Naples, character in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"