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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.
Baby names that sound like Alger are Walker, Allgernon and Algernone.
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Popularity of Alger
Alger is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4235 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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