Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AN-zelm(German)

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

VariantAnsehelm(Ancient Germanic)
Feminine FormsAnselma, Elma(German)
Other Languages & CulturesAnselmi, Anssi(Finnish) Anselme(French) Anselmo(Italian) Anselmo(Portuguese) Anselmo(Spanish) Anshel(Yiddish)
Surname DescendantAnsel(English)
User SubmissionAnsèlm

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Sweden: February 4


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 128.

Entry updated February 4, 2020