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


a male given name: from an Old North French word meaning “whiskered.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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