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Gender: Male Meaning of Alger: "clever warrior" Origin of Alger: English

Alger Origin and Meaning

The name Alger is a boy's name of English origin meaning "clever warrior".

This name has been off the USA Top 1000 list since before 1900, but it has some great musical credentials: consider American blues singer Alger "Texas" Alexander and country music legend Pat Alger.

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MissusAytch Says:

2014-09-03T23:53:32

Harmless? Really? You subtly disparage the name Whittaker due to its connection to the late Mr. Chambers, but don't mention "progressive hero" Hiss in the Alger description? Shame. Well, as a helpful tip to anyone considering naming their son Alger, its most famous bearer, Alger Hiss, was fingered by former Communist spy Whittaker Chambers, who left the party and at great personal risk exposed other spies, including Hiss. When Chambers accused Hiss, he was in turn accused of inventing the whole thing, of being yet another "Red Scare" malcontent, and Hiss went on to become a darling of the progressive movement while Chambers became almost universally loathed. Then in 1995, the VENONA papers were released, including messages between Hiss and his Soviet handlers, proving he was a spy the entire time. "Harmless but charmless?" Right.