What does Ansel mean?
Ansel [an-sel] as a boys' name is pronounced AN-sul. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Ansel is "follower of a nobleman". Also variant of Anselm (Old German) "God's helmet". Use is likely to refer to photographer Ansel Adams, who photographed the American wilderness so eloquently.
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How popular is Ansel?
Ansel is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#21113 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Ansel for boys. Ansel reached its peak position of #944 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1480. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Ansel and associated names. The only other prominent varying form of Ansel (#1480 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 is Anselmo. These forms of Ansel were at the peak of their popularity in the 1910s and are almost as popular today.
Ansel is pronounced similarly to Wenzel. Other suggested similar names are Abdel, Abel▲, Abiel, Abyel, Acel, Adael, Adeel, Adel, Adiel, Airel, Aksel, Amel, Amiel, Amyel, Anael, Ander, Ange, Angel, Angell, Angelo, Aniol, Anjel, Anjelo, Anker, Anslea, Ansley, Ansly, Anson▲, Antal, Anteo, Antol, Anwel, Anwell, Anwil, Anwyl, Ardel, Arel, Ariel, Arnel, Arsen, Aryel, Asael, Ase, Asen, Asiel, Askel, Asser, Aurel, Avel, Aviel, Avrel, Avyel, Axel▲, Edsel▼, Hansel, Mansel, Onjel and Ursel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ansel.