Algar is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. The meaning of Algar is ‘elf spear; noble spearman; noble spear’. It’s a name that was commonly used during the middle-ages and from the old English name Aelfgar. With its popularity, the name also developed to be used as a surname, Elgar, and for long has been quite an accepted choice of name in England. A few notable names that use Algar as their name/surname are Hamid Algar, the British American Professor for Emeritus of Persian Studies; James Algar, the American screenwriter, film director, and producer; Algar E. Carleton, the American politician and the former U.S. Vice consul in Medan, Hong Kong, San Alvador and Hull; and Algar E. Carleton, the former American politician and U.S. consular agent in Almeria. Algar as a name has been traditionally used for males. People believe that individuals with the name Algar are creative, friendly, optimistic, youthful, jovial, curious, highly communitive, and definitely artistic. So, if you are planning to name the baby Algar, know that they will bring in energy from the people and make the best out of it.