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What does Elger mean?

Elger Pronunciation of Elger [el-ger] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elger is "elf spear". Variant of Alger.

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


Elger has 3 variants: Elgar, Ellgar and Ellger.

4 more alternative forms via Alger: Alga, Algar, Allgar and Allger.

Creative forms:
(male) Eler, Euger, ..

(female) Eler, Elgere, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elger Alexandro (E.A.), ..

How popular is Elger?

Elger is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#76946 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Alger is the only popular alternative form of Elger (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Allger, are seldom used. This form of Elger 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 Elger and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alter, Eadger, Eagen, Eber, Ebner, Eder, Edgar, Egor, Einer, Eizer, Elber, Elbert, Elden, Elder, Eldor, Elemer, Elex, Elgin, Elie, Ellar, Ellery, Ellmer, Elmar, Elmer, Elmir, Elrey, Elven, Elvern, Emeer, Ender, Eugen, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Ezer, Roger, Seger, Teger, Tiger and Ulmer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elger.

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