Alfonso

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39k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alfonso

"Alfonso" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Noble and ready". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Spanish Alfonso, from Gothic, possibly *𐌰𐌸𐌰𐌻𐍃 (*aþals, “noble”) (related to Old High German adal) + *𐍆𐌿𐌽𐍃 (*funs, “ready”). Name of early kings of Spain.

  1. A male given name.

Alfonso was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Alfonso

Alfonso Cuarón is a film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, film producer, and film editing. He was most active from 1983 to present. Alfonso was given the name Alfonso Cuarón Orozco on November 28th, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Alfonso Ribeiro is an actor, dancer, singer, game show host, and television director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Alfonso was given the name Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro on September 21st, 1971.

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John Romero is a game design, game programmer, video game designer, and video game programmer. John was given the name Alfonso John Romero on October 28th, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Alfonso XIII was royalty. He was most prominent from 1886 to 1886. Alfonso was born as the child of Alfonso XII of Spain and Maria Christina of Austria on May 17th, 1886 in Madrid. He died on February 28th, 1941.

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Alfonso Herrera is an actor. He was most active from 2001 to 2001. Alfonso was given the name Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez on August 28th, 1983 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

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Alfonso Freeman is an actor. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Alfonso was given the name Alfonso Rene Freeman, Sr. on September 13th, 1959 in Los Angeles.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alfonso

Celia Cruz was a salsa, guaracha, son, bolero, rumba, guaguancó, salsa music, son (music), and cuban rumba musician. Her career lasted from 1948 to 2003. Celia was given the name Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21st, 1925 in Havana. She breathed her last breath on July 16th, 2003.

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Kristian Alfonso is an actress and actor. She was most active from 1981 to present. Kristian was given the name Kristian-Joy Alfonso on September 5th, 1963 in Brockton, Massachusetts.

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Alfonso is a soccer player for the Villarreal CF, Villarreal CF C, Villarreal CF B, and Spain national under-19 football team. Alfonso was born on April 9th, 1996 in San Sebastián Ballesteros, Spain. Alfonso is also known as Alfonso.

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Paulina García is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1983 to 1983. Paulina was given the name Paulina García Alfonso on November 27th, 1960 in Santiago,.

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Bill Alfonso is a wrestler. Bill was born on August 11th, 1957 in Hampton, New Hampshire.

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Infante Alfonso was royalty. He holds the title Infante of Spain, Duke of Calabria, and Count of Caserta. His career lasted from 1960 to 1964. Infante was born as the child of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Mercedes, and Princess of Asturias on November 30th, 1901 in Madrid. He died on February 3rd, 1964.

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How popular is the baby name Alfonso in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 6 0 6
1882 6 0 6
1883 9 0 9
1886 8 0 8
1888 7 0 7
1889 7 0 7
1890 5 0 5
1891 10 0 10
1892 10 0 10
1893 8 0 8
1894 7 0 7
1895 10 0 10
1896 14 0 14
1897 14 0 14
1898 19 0 19
1899 11 0 11
1900 35 0 35
1901 23 0 23
1902 23 0 23
1903 22 0 22
1904 31 0 31
1905 36 0 36
1906 30 0 30
1907 42 0 42
1908 39 0 39
1909 57 0 57
1910 60 0 60
1911 69 0 69
1912 131 0 131
1913 156 0 156
1914 152 0 152
1915 184 0 184
1916 212 0 212
1917 228 0 228
1918 237 0 237
1919 220 0 220
1920 284 0 284
1921 321 0 321
1922 311 6 305
1923 343 0 343
1924 353 0 353
1925 331 0 331
1926 326 0 326
1927 340 0 340
1928 335 0 335
1929 358 0 358
1930 380 5 375
1931 351 6 345
1932 323 0 323
1933 277 0 277
1934 271 0 271
1935 265 0 265
1936 287 0 287
1937 270 0 270
1938 291 0 291
1939 282 0 282
1940 271 0 271
1941 261 0 261
1942 265 0 265
1943 268 0 268
1944 275 0 275
1945 261 0 261
1946 299 0 299
1947 355 0 355
1948 386 7 379
1949 357 5 352
1950 356 0 356
1951 360 6 354
1952 357 5 352
1953 397 0 397
1954 410 0 410
1955 385 0 385
1956 372 0 372
1957 414 0 414
1958 384 0 384
1959 391 0 391
1960 382 0 382
1961 399 0 399
1962 358 5 353
1963 397 0 397
1964 390 0 390
1965 384 0 384
1966 367 0 367
1967 386 5 381
1968 362 5 357
1969 362 0 362
1970 413 6 407
1971 416 0 416
1972 395 9 386
1973 433 6 427
1974 396 0 396
1975 433 0 433
1976 382 0 382
1977 413 0 413
1978 420 5 415
1979 442 0 442
1980 452 5 447
1981 460 0 460
1982 434 5 429
1983 419 0 419
1984 399 0 399
1985 457 0 457
1986 494 5 489
1987 444 7 437
1988 500 0 500
1989 496 0 496
1990 537 0 537
1991 579 6 573
1992 531 0 531
1993 544 0 544
1994 528 0 528
1995 493 0 493
1996 508 0 508
1997 505 0 505
1998 485 0 485
1999 490 0 490
2000 476 0 476
2001 428 0 428
2002 468 0 468
2003 455 0 455
2004 458 0 458
2005 455 0 455
2006 457 0 457
2007 499 0 499
2008 430 0 430
2009 382 0 382
2010 304 0 304
2011 279 0 279
2012 282 0 282
2013 286 0 286
2014 263 0 263
2015 292 0 292
2016 229 0 229

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Popularity of Alfonso as a first name

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Popularity of Alfonso as a last name

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Common last names for Alfonso

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  • Martinez
  • Lopez
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  • Gonzalez
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  • Perez
  • Ramirez
  • Rivera
  • Flores
  • Gonzales
  • Torres
  • Williams
  • Romero
  • Fernandez
  • Chavez
  • Cruz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alfonso U.S.
  White 19.79% 64.26%
  African American 1.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 67.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alfonso

People with the last name Alfonso are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alfonso

  • How Popular is the name Alfonso? Alfonso is the 1,147th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alfonso was the 2,927th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alfonso have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,389 babies born with the first name Alfonso in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alfonso to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alfonso? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Alfonso first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alfonso is Thursday, September 3rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Alfonso born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alfonso was in 1991 with a total of 573 babies.
  • Random Alfonso Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alfonso ranks 48th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 24 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Alfonso: Your name in reverse order is Osnofla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olasnof. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alfonso? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,246 people with the last name Alfonso.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alfonso? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Alfonso as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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