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Gender: M Meaning of Algernon: "moustached man" Origin of Algernon: French

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Victorian prissiness personified. Actually came into being as a nickname for a man with whiskers.

Famous People Named Algernon

Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet
Algernon Blackwood, English author
Algernon Sidney, executed political philosopher

Pop Culture References for the Name Algernon

"Flowers for Algernon" (1966), a novel by Daniel Keyes
Algernon Rowan-Webb, character from TV series "The Worst Witch"
Algernon Moncrieff, young man-about-town who is one of the leading characters in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (from the 1895 play: "I really can't see why you should object to the name of Algernon. It is not at all a bad name. In fact, it is rather an aristocratic name. Half of the chaps who go into the Bankruptcy Court are called Algernon.")

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