"with divine protection"

Anselm Origin and Meaning

The name Anselm is a boy's name of German origin meaning "with divine protection".

A somewhat solemn appellation, Anselm is a saint's name, connected to the twelfth century archbishop of Canterbury, and in modern times tied to the German neo-expressionist painter Anselm Kiefer.

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Famous People Named Anselm

  • Saint Anselm of CanterburyItalian,born abbot and theologian
  • Anselm KieferGerman painter and sculptor
  • Anselm FeuerbachGerman painter
  • Anselm of LaonFrench theologian
  • Anselm Joseph McLaurinAmerican politician; 34th Governor of Mississippi

Anselm in Pop Culture

  • Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire