Alger

First Name
832
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899)
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  1. (rare) A male given name, a variant of Elgar.

Alger was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Finnish, French, Romanian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Alger

Alger was born on November 11th, 1904 in Baltimore. He breathed his last breath on November 15th, 1996.

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Alger was born on November 2nd, 1904 in Hempstead (village), New York. He died on November 3rd, 1983.

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Alger is also known as Coach Wood.

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Alger Džumadil is a sports team member for the FC Levadia Tallinn.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alger

Jr. Horatio Alger was a children's literature author. Jr. was born on January 13th, 1832 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States. They left this life on July 18th, 1899.

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Brittney Alger is an actress and model. They were most prominent from 2011 to present. Brittney was given the name Brittney Marie Alger on October 25th, 1988 in Westlake, Ohio, U.S.

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Russell A. Alger was a from Michigan, United States Senator, fromMichigan, and United States Senate. His military service ended in 1864. Russell was born on February 27th, 1836 in Medina County, Ohio. He passed away on January 24th, 1907.

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Royce was born on March 3rd, 1965 in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Bruce Reynolds Alger was a real estate broker. His career lasted from 1955 to 1965. His military service ended in 1945. Bruce was born on June 12th, 1918 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He died on April 13th, 2015.

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Pat Alger is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Pat was born on September 23rd, 1947.

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How popular is the baby name Alger in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1889 6 0 6
1891 6 0 6
1898 11 0 11
1901 5 0 5
1906 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1912 6 0 6
1913 17 0 17
1914 16 0 16
1915 16 0 16
1916 29 0 29
1917 16 0 16
1918 21 0 21
1919 30 0 30
1920 18 0 18
1921 29 0 29
1922 22 0 22
1923 20 0 20
1924 23 0 23
1925 19 0 19
1926 29 0 29
1927 25 0 25
1928 19 0 19
1929 11 0 11
1930 16 0 16
1931 12 0 12
1932 20 0 20
1933 12 0 12
1934 10 0 10
1935 19 0 19
1936 11 0 11
1937 11 0 11
1938 10 0 10
1939 14 0 14
1940 8 0 8
1941 14 0 14
1942 12 0 12
1943 9 0 9
1944 7 0 7
1945 14 0 14
1946 12 0 12
1947 11 0 11
1948 9 0 9
1949 10 0 10
1950 9 0 9
1951 10 0 10
1952 14 0 14
1953 8 0 8
1954 9 0 9
1955 16 0 16
1956 6 0 6
1957 9 0 9
1958 7 0 7
1959 6 0 6
1960 6 0 6
1961 8 0 8
1962 6 0 6
1963 9 0 9
1964 6 0 6
1966 5 0 5
1971 9 0 9
1972 5 0 5
1974 9 0 9
1977 7 0 7
1978 5 0 5
2008 5 0 5

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Popularity of Alger as a last name

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Common last names for Alger

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Clark
  • Mitchell
  • Zimmerman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alger U.S.
  White 92.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alger

People with the last name Alger are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Alger

  • How Popular is the name Alger? Alger is the 11,858th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alger was the 5,516th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 832 babies born with the first name Alger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alger to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alger is Wednesday, November 25th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Alger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alger was in 1919 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Alger Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alger is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Alger: Your name in reverse order is Regla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rgeal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,306 people with the last name Alger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alger? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Alger as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.