First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Algernon

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  1. A user from Alabama, U.S. says the name Algernon means "Gift of god".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Algernon is of French origin and means "Many whiskers".
  3. A user from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Algernon means "Bearded".
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From Old French als gernons (“having mustaches”), from als (contraction of a and les) + gernon, variant of grenon (“mustache”), from Vulgar Latin *granonem (“facial hair, mustache”), from Proto-Germanic *granō (“awn, beard-hair, hair-tips, mustache”), related to Old High German grana, granu (“mustache”), Old Norse grǫn (“mustache, (upper) lip”), Old English granu (“mustache”).

Mustaches were often a prominent cultural component for men of early medieval Germanic societies, whence the name originates from. However, the particular distinction owing this name vis-a-vis other families is unclear.

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.

Notable Persons Named Algernon

Notable Persons Named Algernon

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne was a writer. Algernon was born on April 5th, 1837 in London. He died on April 10th, 1909.

Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood was a fantasy, horror fiction, and weird fiction writer. Algernon was given the name Algernon Henry Blackwood on March 14th, 1869 in Shooter's Hill. He breathed his last breath on December 10th, 1951.

Algernon Sidney

Algernon Sidney was a philosopher. Algernon was born in 1623 in Baynard's Castle, London, England. He breathed his last breath in 1683.

Algernon Percy

Algernon Percy was a noble. He holds the title Earl of Northumberland. Algernon was born as the child of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, Dorothy Percy, and Countess of Northumberland on September 29th, 1602. He died on October 13th, 1668.

Algernon Sydney Sullivan

Algernon was born in 1826. He left this life in 1887.

Algernon Percy, 1st Earl of Beverley

Algernon was born on January 21st, 1750. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1830.

  • Algernon Talmage
  • Algernon Sidney Paddock
    Secretary of Nebraska Territory
  • Algernon Kingscote
    Tennis Player
  • Algernon Sidney Badger
    Government Official
  • Algernon Ashton
  • Algernon Sidney Gilbert
  • Algernon Lee
  • Algernon Edward West
  • Algernon Methuen
  • Sir Algernon Lyons
    Military Person
  • Algernon Greville, 2nd Baron Greville
  • Algernon Gray Tollemache
    Mp for Grantham
  • Sir Algernon Heneage
  • Algernon Augustus Markham

Notable Persons With the Last Name Algernon

Notable Persons With the Last Name Algernon

Carl-Fredrik Algernon

His military service ended in 1974. Carl-Fredrik was born on October 9th, 1925 in Stockholm. Carl-Fredrik is also known as Algernon and Carl Fredrik Robert (full name). He died on January 15th, 1987.


Fun Facts about the name Algernon

  • How Popular is the name Algernon? Algernon is the 11,012th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Algernon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 985 babies born with the first name Algernon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Algernon to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Algernon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Algernon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Algernon is Thursday, January 9th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Algernon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Algernon was in 1972 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Algernon Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Algernon is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Algernon: The name spelled backwards is Nonregla. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Graenlon. How do you pronounce that?
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