Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ANS-gar(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements ansi "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century Frankish missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOsgar(Anglo-Saxon) Asger(Danish) Ásgeir(Icelandic) Ansugaizaz(Old Germanic) Ásgeirr(Old Norse)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   strong   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: February 3
Norway: February 3
Sweden: February 4


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 126.
Entry updated December 7, 2022