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Gender: Male Pronunciation: uh-LON-zo; uh-LON-so Meaning of Alonso: "Adalfuns" Origin of Alonso: Portuguese and Spanish after Germanic "Adalfuns" Alonso's Popularity in 2017: #745

The name Alonso is a boy's name of German, Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "Adalfuns". Alonso is ranked #745 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Spanish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents - Sibsets Version".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Alonso

Alonso Pérez de Guzmán (y de Zúñiga-Sotomayor), 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armada
Alonso Reno Edward, Panamanian sprinter
Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish conquistador
Alonso Fernández Alvarez, Costa Rican male model
Xabier "Xabi" Alonso, Spanish footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Alonso

Alonso Quixano, full name of the main character in Cervantes' "Don Quixote"
Alonso, King of Naples, character in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"