Gender Masculine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. eel-deh-FON-so
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Meaning & History

Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.

Related Names

VariantAlfonso
Other Languages & CulturesAlfons, Hildefons(Ancient Germanic) Alfons(Catalan) Alfons, Fons(Dutch) Alphonso, Alphonzo, Lon, Lonnie, Lonny(English) Alonzo(English (American)) Alphonse(French) Afonso(Galician) Alfons(German) Alphonsus(History) Alfonso(Italian) Funs, Funske(Limburgish) Afonso(Portuguese) Alfonz(Slovene)

Popularity

Name Days

Spain: January 23

Entry updated November 16, 2019