Given Name ANSGAR

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ANS-gar (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.
VARIANT: Ansigar (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ásgeirr (Ancient Scandinavian), Osgar (Anglo-Saxon), Ásgeir (Icelandic)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 126


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Entry updated July 2, 2017