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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ANS-gar(German)

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


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