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Boy Name: Ansel

Name: Ansel
Pronunciation: \a-nsel, an-sel\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: follower of a nobleman
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Ansley, Anselmo, Anselmi, Anselme, Ansly, Anslea
Variant forms: Ancell, Ansell
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 34317


Ansel \a-nsel, an-sel\ as a boy's name is pronounced AN-sul. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Ansel is "follower of a nobleman". Also variant of Anselm (Old German) "God's helmet". Use is likely to refer to photographer Ansel Adams, who photographed the American wilderness so eloquently.

Ansel has 2 variant forms: Ancell and Ansell.

Baby names that sound like Ansel are Ansley, Anselmo, Anselmi, Anselme, Ansly and Anslea.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Ansel.


Ansel is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#34317 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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