Ansel Name Meaning & Origin

Ansel

Pronunciation: AN-səl (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Ansel

In German, the name Ansel means- Gods protection. Originally derived from the name Anselm, which broken down into the germanic elements of ans "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.

Famous real-life people named Ansel

Ansel Adams, photographer
Saint Anselm, 11th century Archbishop of Canterbury
Ansel Elgort, actor

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