Anson Name Meaning & Origin

Anson

Pronunciation: AN-sən (key)

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My husband's name is Anson (so I may be biased toward it) I am actually quite surprised that it hasn't risen in the ranks as it has many features of the current trendy names: it's an A name, and a -son ending name. I think it would be a good choice if you wanted to follow those sounds/trends but still have something unique and classic. A problem with the name: He's always mistaken for Anton, Anthon, Anthony, or Hanson. If you can get past that it's a great name.

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'Anson' is an English surname that people have been taking as a firstname. It means, "Son Of Agnes."

Famous real-life people named Anson: | Edit

Anson Williams, American television director and actor-- "Potsie" on TV show "Happy Days".
Anson Carter, former NHL player.
Anson Mount, American actor.

Anson in song, story & screen: | Edit

Anson Greene Phelps Dodge (Sr, Jr, and III), The Beloved Invader by Eugenia Price. All three were actual people, Ms. Price told their story.

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