Algernon



a male given name: from an Old North French word meaning “whiskered.”.
Historical Examples

He didn’t look a bit like a preacher, and he said his name was Algernon.
Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper

“Yes, there can be no objection to your going,” answered Algernon.
Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston

Algernon was at liberty for a moment, and came over to the group.
The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted Katharine Ellis Barrett

A fit of coughing prevented Algernon from continuing his remarks.
Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston

Algernon Feverel treated his nephew with a sort of rough commiseration, as a young fellow who had run off the road.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith

“But I want to be satisfied that you never will marry him,” exclaimed Algernon.
Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston

Just then the storm which had overtaken Algernon and Harry burst above Texford.
Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston

He and Algernon Sydney are remembered as single-minded and high-souled men.
Holborn and Bloomsbury Sir Walter Besant

Subsequent to this publication appeared a voluminous critical essay on his genius by Mr. Algernon Charles Swinburne.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875 Various

Presently Sir Algernon ceased to kick, his struggles grew fainter.
We Two Edna Lyall

masc. proper name, literally “with mustaches,” from Old French als gernons, from a les “to the, with the” + gernon, variant of grenon “mustache,” from Vulgar Latin *granonem, from a Germanic source (cf. Old English granu “mustache”).

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