Each name has a special meaning and without a doubt we want to give you all the information you should know about it. When you choose a name, its origin, its meaning and even those characters who bear it and who have made history over time can be important. Please note that all names have a different etymology which may be of importance to you. Next we are going to explain the meaning of the name Alonso .


According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Alonso derives from the Cotic germanium in the Apalfuns variant where apal means “noble” and funs means “willing” or “prepared”. Since the Middle Ages the name Alonso has been used as a name and also as a surname.. Alfonso Maria de Ligorio, an Italian priest and Catholic bishop who was the founder of the Redemptorist congregation in the 19th century, is known. He wrote various religious works and was known as the Doctor of the Church. Saint Alonso Rodríguez was a Spanish Jesuit saint of the 17th century. Alonso has been the name of several nobility characters over time in places such as Naples, Portugal, Spain, Aragon and Castile, popularizing the name. Alonso Cano Almasa was a Spanish painter, sculptor and architect, precursor of the Baroque during the 17th century. Alonso de Cartagena was a Castilian humanist and writer of the Pre-Renaissance. Alonso is the variant of the name in Spanish, Galician and Portuguese.


Alfonsu in Corsican, Alfonz in Slovak and Slovenian, Alfontso in Basque, Alfonzo in Esperanto, Altto or Alhlvo in Finnish, Alphonse in French, Afonso in Galician and Portuguese,  Alfons in Greek, Alphons in English, Alonzo in Italian, Alfonsus in Latin, Alfonss in Latvian, Alfonsas in Lithuanian, Fonsu in Pasiego, Arfonzu in Sicilian. The best known variants of the name are Alfonso or Idelfonso.The most common female variant is usually Alonsa or Alonsina.

Famous people named Alonso:

Alphonse Mucha

  • Czech painter and decorative artist : born in Moravia in 1860. He is known for being one of the greatest exponents of Art Nouveau. Since he was a child he showed a talent for art, initially he sang and drew during primary and secondary school. He worked in decorative painting for theatrical productions for a time, especially with a Viennese theatrical design company, gaining great experience, in addition to making paintings and portraits for noble castle decorations. He entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and rose to fame with his works on lithographic posters for the promotion of theater and acting.

Alonzo Cruz

  • Portuguese writer : he was born in Figueira da Foz in 1971. He is an outstanding post-modernist writer of fiction, novel, illustration and short story, as well as a musician in the band The Soaked Lamb and director of animated films. He studied at the University of Lisbon and at the Higher Institute of Plastic Arts of Madeira. He has won awards such as the Authors Award, the Union of European Literature Award, the National Illustration Award, the Fernando Namora Award, among others.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Alonso:

People who bear this name are usually entrepreneurs, with a direct and objective mentality that energizes their actions . In general, they tend to have a relentless tenacity to achieve their goals and do not stop until they see each of their goals for themselves fulfilled. As children they can be somewhat stubborn and over the years they will change towards more mature postures that will undoubtedly benefit them in their professional, social and sentimental spheres.