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Meaning and name origin

Algernon \a-lger-non, al-ge-rnon\ as a boy's name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Algernon is "wearing a mustache". 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.

Algernon has 8 variant forms: Al, Alger, Algernone, Algey, Algie, Algy, Aljernon and Allgernon.


Popularity

Algernon is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Algernon and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Al and Algie. (2014 statistics).


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

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

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