Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Of Alonzo; Noble
Afonso is a boy’s name of Brazilian origin, beautifully borrowed from the Latin name Alphonsus, meaning “noble and ready.” While you may find the all-eminent Alfonso most associated with the many kings of Spain and Portugal, the up-and-coming Afonso has its own princely parentage. Dom Afonso, its most monarchical bearer, became known upon birth as Prince Imperial and heir apparent to the throne of the Empire of Brazil. Prized as the firstborn of Dom Pedro II and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Prince Dom Afonso was said to be placed at the very pinnacle of imperial interest. And with a name as kingly in character as Afonso, baby might have a kingdom of their own to command.
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