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Alger 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.

Suggested similar baby names are Algey and Alter.

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Popularity of Alger

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

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Alger name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Alger with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Alger name in U.S.
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