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Anselm meaning and name origin

Anselm \a-nse-lm, an-selm\ as a boy's name is pronounced an-SELM. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Anselm is "God's helmet". Saint Anselm (11th century) was archbishop of Canterbury during William the Conqueror's reign, and a formidable influence on medieval Christian thought. Selma, a variant of the feminine form, is more common. Painter Anselm Kiefer.

Anselm has 8 variant forms: Anse, Ansel, Anselme, Anselmi, Anselmo, Anso, Elmo and Selmo.

Baby names that sound like Anselm are Ansell, Ancell and Ansly.

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Popularity of Anselm

Anselm is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#66008 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Anselm
Popularity of Anselm

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