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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.

There is 1 feminine form of Anselm: Anselma.

Suggested similar baby names are Ancell, Angel, Angell, Angelmo, Angelo, Anjel, Anjelo, Ansell and Ansly.


Anselm is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#66008 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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