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What does Elgar mean?

Elgar Pronunciation of Elgar [el-gar] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the meaning of Elgar is "elf spear". Elgar is an alternate form of Alger (Old English): from Aelfgar. Elgar is also a variant of Elger (Old English).

Associated with: old english, elf, spear (warrior).


Elgar has 3 variants: Algar, Allgar and Ellgar.

3 more relations via Alger, Elger: Alga, Allger and Ellger.

Creative forms:
(male) Elear, Elgars, ..

(female) Eler, Elgarr, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elgar Jagger (E.J.), ..

How popular is Elgar?

Elgar is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#73659 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Elgar (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 is Alger. Other forms, like Ellger, are uncommon. This relation of Elgar was popular as a baby name in the 1910s (#1557). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alger in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alvar, Eadgar, Eagan, Edgar, Edgard, Edmar, Egan, Egor, Einar, Ejnar, Elam, Elan, Elazar, Elber, Elder, Eldor, Elgin, Elia, Eliam, Elian, Elias, Eljah, Elkan, Ellair, Ellar, Ellard, Ellary, Elman, Elmar, Elmer, Elmir, Elrad, Elyas, Ezar, Ilar, Segar and Ulmar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elgar.

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