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What does Anson mean?

Anson Pronunciation of Anson [an-son] as a boys' name is pronounced AN-sun. It is of English origin. Possibly means "son of Ann" or "son of the divine". Surname. Baseball great Cap Anson.

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Anson has 3 variants: Annson, Ansson and Hanson.

Anson has 1 feminine form: Ansonia.

Creative forms:
(male) Ainsson, Asson, ..

(female) Ansonie, Ansonne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Anson Barron (A.B.), ..

How popular is Anson?

Anson is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#8176 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Anson for boys. Anson entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #717 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #803. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anson outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the popularity of Anson and corresponding names. Hanson and Ann are the popular variation forms of Anson (#803 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Anson were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 0.02%). Anson is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anson, Ann, Hanson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Anson is pronounced similarly to Ensign. Other suggested similar names are Aaron, Acton, Adison, Admon, Adnon, Adon, Adron, Aeron, Aeson, Afton, Ahron, Ahsan, Aimon, Alanson, Aldon, Alison, Allon, Allson, Alon, Alsdon (see Alston), Alston, Alton, Ammon, Amnon, Amon, Andon, Andor, Aniol, Annan, Anno, Anscom, Anse, Ansel, Ansly, Anso, Antol, Anton, Antone, Antoni, Antons, Antony, Antun, Antwon, Ardon, Arion, Armon, Arnon, Arsen, Arvon, Aryon, Asen, Aston, Auron, Avon, Aymon, Ayron, Benson, Cason, Dyson, Edson, Elson, Janson, Jason, Jenson, Jonson, Kason, Mason, Orson, Ronson, Sanson, Tanson, Tyson, Urson and Vinson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Anson.