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What does Anson mean?

Anson Pronunciation of Anson 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH surname, great


VARIANTS Annson, Ansson, Hanson


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(female) Ansah, ..

Anson Triton (A.T.), ..

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)

Anson entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #717 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #885. (2018 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?

Ann and Hanson are the popular variation forms of Anson (#885 A YEAR AGO) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Anson reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2016 (ADOPTION OF 0.02%) and are almost as popular today (ADOPTION 0.01%, 16%). 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-sounding 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.