Of Germanic origin.
Alfonso is a Spanish and Italian form of the Old High German name Adalfuns.
It means “noble, willing, brave”.
From the name elements “adal”, meaning “noble” and “funs”, meaning “willing”, “brave”.
It is also associated with the Old High German name Hadufuns, meaning “brave in battle”.
It was a royal name in Spain, mostly during the 7th century.
Six kings of Portugal and regions of Spain were bearers of the name.
Other forms of the name are: Alphonso, Alphonse, Alfonz, Alf, Al, Alfie.
Famous bearers are Alfonso Cuarón, Alfonso Ribeiro, Alfonso Herrera, Alfonso Soriano, Alfonso Pérez, Alfonso Freeman.
Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer.
He has won Academy and BAFTA Awards and numerous other ones, such as Venice Film Festival, Independent Spirit awards, etc.
He is best known for directing films such as “Great Expectations”, “Y Tu Mamá También”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Children of Men”, “Gravity”, etc.