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Gender: Male Meaning of Alonzo: "noble, ready" Origin of Alonzo: Italian diminutive of Alphonso Alonzo's Popularity in 2018: #472

Alonzo Origin and Meaning

The name Alonzo is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "noble, ready".

Alonzo is dashing and debonair, with a large measure of Latin flair.

You may be surprised to know that Alonzo has been on the Most Popular list since 1880, when such records began to be kept, at which point it was Number 110. The same is true for nickname Lon, which was 193 at the time.

Alonso Quijano was the real name of Don Quixote--Alonso being the Spanish version of the name. In the old Judy Garland musical Meet Me in St. Louis, Alonzo/Lon was the name of both her father and brother.

Horror film star Lon Chaney was christened Leonidas, but Lon Chaney, Jr. was Creighton at birth. Alonzo Mourning is a former basketball star who goes by the nickname Zo--much more modern sounding than Lon or Lonnie.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #472

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Famous People Named Alonzo

Pop Culture References for the name Alonzo

Alonso, Lon, Alanzo, Alon, Lonnie, Lonzo

Comments

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-06-30T19:28:38

Now, since I've read the Anne of Green Gables series, whenever I see Alonzo I immediately think Alec. Alec and Alonzo are permanently bound in my mind. Funny thing is, I don't think Alonzo the first second I see Alec. The second second I do, though.

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-06-30T19:27:15

I think it was 'Allons-y, Alphonso' but it works either way. :)

Guest Says:

2014-10-21T21:33:18

this name is super popular in my area and I don't understand why. It's corny to me.

merrybells Says:

2014-05-04T14:47:05

Allons-y, Alonzo.