What does Ansel mean?
Ansel [ansel] 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.
(male) Absel, Arsel, ..
(female) Andea, Anseli, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
Ansel reached its peak position of #944 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1171. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Ansel (#1171 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 is Anselmo. These forms of Ansel are at the peak of their popularity presently.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.