What does Algernon mean?
The Normans were usually clean-shaven, and this was a nickname for William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror. It was revived in the 15th century for his descendant Henry Percy, and adopted into other families connected to them. Oscar Wilde used it for a brainless fop in "The Importance of Being Earnest". Algy and Algie are pet forms. English poet Algernon Swinburne.
Associated with: conqueror (king).
(male) Algernan, Argernon, ..
(female) Algeran, Algernoni, ..
How popular is Algernon?
Algernon is an uncommon first name for males. Algernon is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Algernon for boys. Algernon reached its highest rank of #1844 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Recommended names are Aaron, Addeson, Aeron, Aeson, Agamenon (see Agamemnon), Agoston, Aherin, Aherne, Ahron, Aileron, Akeno, Albano, Alben, Alberic, Alberick, Alberik, Albern, Albert▼, Alberto, Albinson, Aldrin, Aldwynn, Aleco, Aleko, Aleric, Alerio, Aleron, Algar, Allen▼, Alleric, Allger, Allison, Allon, Allson, Almarin, Alterman, Alvaro, Alverio, Alvern, Alvert, Alvertos (see Albert), Amnon, Anderson▲, Anferney, Arnoe, Arnon, Arron▼, Atherton, Auberon, Auberron, Brennon, Cameron, Cleavon, Cleon, Dervon, Edgerton, Egerton, Eliron, Emerson▲, Everton, Glennon, Glenton, Hermon▼, Keenon, Kierron, Kleon, Leeron, Leron, Mckennon, Pierson, Silverton, Somerton, Therron, Vernon▼ and Zenon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Algernon.