Algernon (name)

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Algernon is a given male name which derives from the Norman-French soubriquet Aux Gernons, meaning "with moustaches". It is first heard of in reference to William de Percy, 1st Baron Percy, a Knight from Percy-en-Auge, who accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066, and ancestor of the Dukes, and Earls of Northumberland, many of whom bore the name. It was also used as a nickname for Eustace II, Count of Boulogne.


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Algernon, a laboratory mouse in the short story and subsequent novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Algernon "Algy" or Q Algy, the character Q (James Bond) in the film Never Say Never Again
  • Algernon Durban, List of General Hospital characters
  • Lt. Col. J. Algernon Hawthorne, a character in the 1963 comedy film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World by Stanley Kramer
  • Algernon (Algy) Lacey, a character and cousin of the main hero Biggles, in the series by W. E. Johns
  • Algernon Moncrieff, a character in the Oscar Wilde play The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Algernon "Algy" Timberlane and his wife Martha, main characters of the novel Greybeard by Brian Aldiss
  • Algernon, a rogue who visits WindClan every summer with his band, a character in Erin Hunter's novel Tallstar's Revenge
  • Sir Algernon, an explorer of the world who crashed his flying machine into the Alton Towers Hotel and decided to make home at the Alton Towers Resort
  • Algernon, a schoolboy (a nerd) in the video game, Bully made by Rockstar games
  • Dr. Algernon C. Edwards, a surgeon in the Cinemax television series The Knick

See also[edit]

  • United States v. Algernon Blair, Inc, a 1973 American lawsuit regarding its breach of contract with a subcontractor
  • Plies (rapper), born Algernod Washington