What does Anselm mean?
Anselm [anselm] 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.
1 feminine form: Anselma.Creative forms:
(male) Arselm, Auselm, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Anselm Houston (A.H.), ..
How popular is Anselm?
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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Anselm (not ranked) are Ansel (#1171 from current records), Anselmo, Elmo and Selma. Usage of these forms of Anselm was at its peak a century ago (adoption of 0.04%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.01%, down 81%), with the version Elmo becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
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