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What does Ansel mean?

Ansel Pronunciation of Ansel as a boys' name is pronounced AN-sul. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Ansel is "follower of a nobleman". Also variant of Anselm (Old German) "God's helmet". Use is likely to refer to photographer Ansel Adams, who photographed the American wilderness so eloquently.


ASSOCIATED WITH follower (servant), nobleman, old, helmet (defender)


VARIANTS Ancell, Ansell

OTHER FORMS VIA ANSELM Anse, Anselme, Anselmi, Anselmo, Anso

(male) Absel, ..

(female) Andel, ..

Ansel Remy (A.R.), ..

How popular is Ansel?

Ansel is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#21113 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ansel reached its peak position of #944 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1131. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent varying form of Ansel (#1131 VIA LATEST LIST) appearing in the Top 2000 is Anselmo. These forms of Ansel are at the peak of their popularity presently.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ansel, Anselmo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ansel is pronounced similarly to Wenzel. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abdel, Abel, Abiel, Abyel, Acel, Adael, Adeel, Adel, Adiel, Airel, Aksel, Amel, Amiel, Amyel, Anael, Ander, Ange, Angel, Angell, Angelo, Aniol, Anjel, Anjelo, Anker, Anslea, Ansley, Ansly, Anson, Antal, Anteo, Antol, Anwel, Anwell, Anwil, Anwyl, Ardel, Arel, Ariel, Arnel, Arsen, Aryel, Asael, Ase, Asen, Asiel, Askel, Asser, Aurel, Avel, Aviel, Avrel, Avyel, Axel, Edsel, Hansel, Mansel, Onjel and Ursel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ansel.

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