Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈan.zɛlm/(German) /ˈæn.sɛlm/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements ansi "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

Feminine FormsAnselma, Elma(German)
Other Languages & CulturesAnselmi, Anssi(Finnish) Anselme(French) Anselmo, Elmo(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  

Name Days

Austria: February 11
Austria: April 21
Austria: October 17
Sweden: February 4


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 128.
Entry updated December 7, 2022