Algernon

Algernon

[al-jer-nuhn, -non]
noun
a male given name: from an Old North French word meaning “whiskered.”
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Algernon
masc. proper name, lit. "with mustaches," from O.Fr. als gernons, from a les "to the, with the" + gernon, var. of grenon "mustache," from V.L. *granonem, from a Gmc. source (cf. O.E. granu "mustache").
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