Meaning and Origin
What does the name Algernon mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from Alabama, U.S. says the name Algernon means "Gift of god".
- A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Algernon is of French origin and means "Many whiskers".
- A user from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Algernon means "Bearded".
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.
- A male given name from the Germanic languages.