- a male given name: from an Old North French word meaning “whiskered.”
Examples from the Web for algernon
The echo of that derision was soon lost in the jingle of Algernon's guineas.Audrey Craven
Algernon Sidney, beheaded on Tower Hill, was his descendant.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
Presently Sir Algernon ceased to kick, his struggles grew fainter.
And, handing his card to one of Sir Algernon's companions, he strode out of the hall.
"We have an engagement, my dear Mr. Algernon," said my lady.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
William Makepeace Thackeray
Word Origin and History for algernon
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").