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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.AL-jər-nahn
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Meaning & History

Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from aux gernons "having a moustache", which was applied to William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror. It was first used a given name in the 15th century (for a descendant of William de Percy).

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currently out of the US top 1000, Discworld characters, Oscar Wilde characters
Entry updated July 27, 2015