Alphonse Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Alphonse:
Cognate of the French Alphonse (noble and ready), a name derived from the Old German Adulfuns, a compounding of the elements adal (noble) and funs (ready, prompt, apt). The name was borne by the patron saint of Mallorca and Palma.
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Alphonse Mucha, Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist.
Alphonse Daudet, French novelist.
Alphonse "Al" Capone, Italian-American gangster and bootlegger.
Alphonse de Lamartine, a French writer, poet and politician.
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Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice, fictional character in the comic strip Dick Tracy.
Alphonse and Gaston was an American comic strip by Frederick Burr Opper, featuring a bumbling pair of Frenchmen with a penchant for politeness.
Alphonse "Al" Elric, fictional character in the "Fullmetal Alchemist" universe created by Hiromu Arakawa.
Dr. Alphonse Mephisto, mad-scientist character in television series South Park.