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Given Name ANSELM
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AN-zelm (German), AN-selm (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and helm "helmet, protection". This name was brought to England in the late 11th century by Saint Anselm, who was born in northern Italy. He was archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church.
Related Names
VARIANT: Ansehelm (Ancient Germanic)
FEMININE FORMS: Anselma, Elma (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Anselmi, Anssi (Finnish), Anselme (French), Anselmo (Italian), Anselmo (Portuguese), Anselmo (Spanish), Anshel (Yiddish)
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 128