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Gender: Male Meaning of Alphonsus: "noble and ready" Origin of Alphonsus: Latin form of Alfonso

The name Alphonsus is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian, Irish origin meaning "noble and ready". Alphonsus and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Noble and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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This Latinized form of a name that's well used in Italy and Spain is sometimes heard, oddly enough, in Ireland.

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Famous People Named Alphonsus

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Italian bishop and author
Saint Alphonsus Rodríguez, Spanish Jesuit lay brother
Alphonsus Ciacconius, Spanish Dominican scholar
Afonso Henrique "Alphonsus" da Costa Guimarães, Brazilian poet
Alphonsus John "Fonse" Carroll, New Zealand rugby footballer
Alphonsus Cullinan, Irish bishop
Alphonsus Obi Igbeke, Nigerian Senator
Alphonsus Flavian D'Souza, Indian bishop
Alphonsus Joseph "Alphie" McCourt, Irish-American memoirist; brother of writers Frank and Malachy McCourt

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