Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Alphonso

[al-fon-soh, -zoh]
noun
  1. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”
Show More
Also Al·phonse [al-fons, -fonz; French al-fawns] /ˈæl fɒns, -ˈfɒnz; French alˈfɔ̃s/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for alphonse

Contemporary Examples of alphonse

Historical Examples of alphonse


Word Origin and History for alphonse

Alphonso

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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper