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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.ANS-gar German
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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.
VariantAnsigar Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesÁsgeirr Ancient Scandinavian Osgar Anglo-Saxon Ásgeir Icelandic

Sources & References

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

Categories

Orthodox saints, saints, weapons
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute