What does Alger mean?
Alger [al-ger] as a boys' 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.
(male) Algeri, Arger, ..
(female) Algel, Algeri, ..
How popular is Alger?
Alger is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5299 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Alger for boys. Alger reached its highest rank of #1205 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the history of Alger and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Alger listed in the Top 2000 are Al, Algernon and Algie. Other forms, like Algy, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Alger was more pronounced among parents during 1900-1909, but now, the version Al has become less stylish.
Recommended names are Aage, Abeer, Abner, Acer, Adler, Ailmer (see Aylmer), Alair, Alben, Albern, Albert▼, Alden▲, Alec▼, Aled, Alek, Alem, Alen, Alex, Alfeo, Alfey, Algis, Allen▼, Allerd (see Ellard), Allex, Alley, Allmer, Altaer, Alten, Alter, Alvar, Alven, Alvern, Alvert, Ameer▲, Amer, Ammer, Ander, Ange, Angel, Anker, Asher▲, Asser, Avner, Aylmer, Aymer, Elber, Elder, Elmer▼, Roger▼, Seger, Teger, Tiger and Ulmer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alger.See names in meaning and etymology.