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Anselm /an-selm/ as a boys' 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 variants: Anse, Ansel, Anselme, Anselmi, Anselmo, Anso, Elmo and Selmo.

Anselm has 1 feminine form: Anselma.

Kreatif forms: Anselmau, Auanselm, Auselm. [more]

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Anselm is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#44654 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Anselm and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Anselm (not ranked) are Ansel, Anselmo and Elmo. Adoption of these forms of Anselm was at its peak during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.259%) and has become lower since, with the version Elmo becoming less fashionable. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ansel, Anselmo, Elmo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anselm and related baby names outside U.S.

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