Algernon

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French als gernons (having mustaches), from als (contraction of a and les) + gernon, variant of grenon (mustache), from Vulgar Latin *granonem (facial hair, mustache), from Proto-Germanic *granō (awn, beard-hair, hair-tips, mustache), related to Old High German grana, granu (mustache), Old Norse grǫn (mustache, (upper) lip), Old English granu (mustache).

Mustaches were often a prominent cultural component for men of early medieval Germanic societies, whence the name originates from. However, the particular distinction owing this name vis-a-vis other families is unclear.

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Algernon

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.

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