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Gender: M Pronunciation: uh-LON-zo; uh-LON-so Meaning of Alonso: "Adalfuns" Origin of Alonso: Portuguese and Spanish after Germanic "Adalfuns" Alonso's Popularity in 2015: #731

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 Pérez de Guzmán, Spanish medieval hero
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"