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alphonso

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic (gothic) 
NAME ROOT:
*HILDIZ / *AþALAZ *FUNSAZ > ADALFUNS / HILDEFONS
MEANING:
This name derives from the Germanic (Gothic) name “Adalfuns / Hildefons”, composed of two elements: “*hildiz / *aþalaz” (battle, fight / noble, nobleman, aristocratic, eminent, glorious, excellent) plus “*funsaz” (ready, to predispose, willing, eager, to tread). In turn the name means “eager for war, ready for battle, noble and brave”. The first element which formed different names in the course of time were merged into a single form and therefore in a single family of names. The name in different forms has spread first in Spain and in the Iberian Peninsula, due to the numerous Visigoth kings and their descendants. Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori (1696–1787) was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, scholastic philosopher and theologian, and founder of the Redemptorists, an influential religious congregation. He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI. Pope Pius IX proclaimed him a Doctor of the Church in 1871.

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
alphonzo, alonzo, alfonzo
PET & SHORT FORM
english
lonny, Loni

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
alphonsus, alfonsus, ildephonsus, alphunsus, Adelphonsus, Adefonsus, Ildefonsus

ancient germanic
alfons, hildefons, hadufuns
basque
alfons, alfontso
breton
Alfoñs
bulgarian
alfonso
catalan
alfons, ildefons
czech
alfons, Alfík, Alfonsek
danish
alphonse, alfons
dutch
alfons, alphonsus, alfonsus
esperanto
alfonzo
estonian
alfons
finnish
alphonse, alfons, alfonsus, alfo, alhvo, altto, Alphons
french
alphonse
galician
afonso
german
alfons, ildefons
greek
alfónsos
hungarian - magyar
alfonz
icelandic
alfons
italian
alfonso, alonzo, ildefonso, alfonzo
latvian
alfons, alfonss
lithuanian
alfonsas
norwegian
alphonse, alfons, alfon
old french
eliphas
old swedish
alfonsus
polish
alfons, ildefons
portuguese
hildefonso, afonso
russian
al'fons
slovak
alfonz
slovene
alfonz
spanish
alfonso, alonso, ildefonso
swedish
alphonse, alfons, alfon, Alphons

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Notable people and personalities​

Alphonso Barto, American Politician
Alphonso Ford, American Basketball Player
Alphonso Johnson (born 1951) American Jazz Bassist
Alphonso Mcauley, American Actor
Alphonso Taft (1810–1891) American Jurist, The Attorney General And Secretary Of War