French from German
"noble, ready for battle"

Alphonse Origin and Meaning

The name Alphonse is 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.

Alphonse Popularity

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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"