French from German
"noble, ready for battle"

Alphonse Origin and Meaning

The name Alphonse is a boy's name of German, French origin meaning "noble, ready for battle".

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 it was the birth name of gangster Al Capone.

# 921 in the US

Alphonse Rank in US Top 1000

# 1267 on Nameberry

Alphonse Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Alphonse Popularity

Famous People Named Alphonse

  • Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de LamartineKnight of Pratz, French writer and politician
  • Alphonse Gabriel "Al" CaponeAmerican gangster
  • Alfons Maria "Alphonse" MuchaCzech painter
  • (PierreMarie,)Alphonse Favier, French bishop in China
  • Alphonse AreolaFrench footballer
  • Alphonse Pierre JuinMarshal of France
  • Alphonse RoyerFrench librettist
  • Alphonse DaudetFrench novelist
  • Charles Louis Alphonse Laveranwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Alphonse in Pop Culture

  • Alphonse Elricfrom the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Alphonse Frankensteinfrom Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Alphonse "Alfie" Hugginsfrom the series Titanic by Gordon Korman
  • Alphonse Pettiponfrom The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon by Richard Connell.
  • Alphonse Hallcharacter in TV/ series/film "Clueless"