What does Elgar mean?
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).
VARIANTS Ellgar, Allgar, AlgarCREATIVE 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)
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.