Algernon

[ al-jer-nuh n, -non ]
/ ˈæl dʒər nən, -ˌnɒn /
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noun

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

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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").

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