Ansgar
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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.
Categories
saints, weapons
Related Names
VARIANT: Ansigar (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ásgeirr (Ancient Scandinavian), Osgar (Anglo-Saxon), Ásgeir (Icelandic)
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 126