Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AL-gar  [key]

Meaning & History

Means "elf spear" from Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, being absorbed by similar-sounding names and Norman and Scandinavian cognates. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesÆlfgar(Anglo-Saxon)
Surname DescendantAlger(English)
User SubmissionAlgar


Entry updated June 13, 2019