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Gender: M Meaning of Ansel: "with divine protection or follower of a nobleman" Origin of Ansel: German

Ansel, primarily associated with the great western photographer Ansel Adams, famed for his magnificent photographs of the Yosemite Valley, could make a creative artist-hero choice. For Adams it was a family name--he was named after his uncle, Ansel Easton. And, in turn, Adams was the namesake of young heartthrob Ansel Elgort, son of a photographer.

Derived from the same root as Anselm (another possibility), Ansel is a medieval Germanic name, whose meaning is somewhat unclear.

Ansel has been far from a unique name--it was on and off the popularity lists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reaching as high as Number 540 in 1893.

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Famous People Named Ansel

Ansel Easton Adams, American photographer and environmentalist
Ansel Elgort, American actor, son of famed Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort

Pop Culture References for the Name Ansel

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