Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AL-gahr  [key·IPA]

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

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Entry updated June 9, 2023