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Meaning and name origin

Alger \a-lger, al-ger\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alger is "elf spear". From Aelfgar. Also possibly from various names meaning "noble, old, temple" and also possibly a short form of Algernon. The name was revived in the 19th century. State Department Official Alger Hiss.


Alger has 9 variant forms: Al, Alga, Algar, Allgar, Allger, Elgar, Elger, Ellgar and Ellger.


Alger is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4235 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alger and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Al. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alger and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Algey and Alter. Like Alger, these names are not commonly used.