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.

Related Names

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

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   strong   strange   serious  

Name Days

Norway: February 3
Sweden: February 4


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 126.
Entry updated April 25, 2021