First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Algar

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Alt. Meaning

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

G is for grand, the life you will live.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for rewards, from your hard work

Notable Persons With the Last Name Algar

Michael Algar is a punk rock musician. His ongoing career started in 1979. Michael was born on September 21st, 1962 in South Shields, England. Michael is also known as Olga.


Hamid was born in 1940.


James Algar was a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 1977. James was born on June 11th, 1912 in Modesto, California, United States. He passed away on February 26th, 1998.


Ben Algar is a soccer player for the Matlock Town F.C., Sheffield United F.C. Academy, Chesterfield F.C., and F.C. New York. Ben was born on December 3rd, 1989 in Dronfield, England.


Clive was born on May 11th, 1942 in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa.



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Popularity of Algar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Algar U.S.
  White 87.35% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Algar

People with the last name Algar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Algar

  • How Popular is the name Algar? As a last name Algar was the 107,134th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Algar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Algar is Wednesday, September 30th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Algar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Algar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Algar: Your name in reverse order is Ragla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Agrla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Algar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 166 people with the last name Algar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Algar? Algar is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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