What does Algernon mean?
Algernon [al-ger-non] as a boys' 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.
Associated with: conqueror (king).
(male) Algernan, Argernon, ..
(female) Algeran, Algernoni, .. Middle name pairings:
Algernon Brice (A.B.), ..
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)
Algernon reached its highest rank of #1844 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Algernon listed in the Top 2000 are Al, Alger and Algie. Usage of these forms of Algernon reached its most widespread in the 1900s (median #1347).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.