- a male given name: from an Old North French word meaning “whiskered.”
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Historical Examples of 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
And, handing his card to one of Sir Algernon's companions, he strode out of the hall.
Presently Sir Algernon ceased to kick, his struggles grew fainter.
By her light I am inditing these words to thee, my Algernon.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
William Makepeace Thackeray
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").