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What does Anchor mean?

Anchor Pronunciation of Anchor as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Anchor is "stability". The object as name. Most likely a surname used as a given name, possibly originating as an occupational name.

ASSOCIATED WITH An-, -or, surname, occupational


VARIANTS Ancher, Anker



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How popular is Anchor?

Anchor is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#91004 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Anchor has not made it into the list so far. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anchor name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anchor outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anchor is pronounced similarly to Ankur. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abnor, Acer, Achav, Achim, Acton, Alcot, Amador, Amor, Anatol (see Anatole), Ancell, Ander, Andon, Andor, Andro, Andros, Anicho, Aniol, Anno, Annson, Anscom, Anso, Anson, Ansson, Antenor, Anteo, Anthone (see Anthony), Anthony, Antol, Anton, Antwon, Anwar, Arch, Archard, Archer, Archerd, Archie, Archy, Arther, Arthor, Arthur, Artor, Ascot, Asher, Ashur, Athol, Athos, Ector, Factor, Hector, Thor and Victor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Anchor.