- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”
Examples from the Web for alphonse
When a top Mobutu confidant named Colonel Alphonse Bangala purchased the island, Lometcha bought shares.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
Pennsylvania played host to the most infamous criminal in history: Alphonse ‘Scarface’ Capone.Jerry Sandusky Sentenced: Eight Facts About Pennsylvania Prisons
October 10, 2012
Mucha, the son of the iconic Art Nouveau poster artist Alphonse Mucha, was a man with a lot of secrets to keep.My Banned Book
February 16, 2010
Alphonse Lamartine, the learned French writer and politician.
But something in his eyes kept her from speaking about Clément and Fernand and Alphonse.
We found but one igloo here and I did the "after you my dear Alphonse," and the Doctor got the igloo.A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
Matthew A. Henson
"Yes, and life and I are equal," replied Alphonse, with his gay laugh.
Alphonse would exclaim, when convinced that he had been robbed or cheated.
Word Origin and History for alphonse
masc. proper name, from Spanish Alfonso, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German Adalfuns, from adal "noble;" see atheling + funs "ready"). The Alphonsine tables are named for Alphonso the Wise, 13c. king of Castile.