"son of Anne"

Anson Origin and Meaning

The name Anson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Anne".

Anson has always been rare, though you might think of actor Anson Williams, best known for playing Potsie Weber on 1970s sitcom Happy Days. As a direct result of the show's popularity, Anson charted in the US Top 1000 from 1976 to 1981.

Now a new generation of parents is discovering this English surname name. Anson could substitute for fading favorites like Alan and Austin. The name reentered the US Top 1000 in 2013 after a long absence.

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Anson Rank in US Top 1000

# 1250 on Nameberry

Anson Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Anson Popularity

Famous People Named Anson

  • Anson Adams MountAmerican actor
  • Anson Williams (born Anson William Heimlich)American actor
  • Anson Joneslast President of the Republic of Texas
  • Anson Horace CarterCanadian professional hockey player
  • Anson "Tiger" HuChinese pop singer
  • Anson Phelps StokesAmerican philanthropist
  • Anson Maria Elizabeth Chan (Fang Onsang), female former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong
  • Cap AnsonAmerican baseball player

Anson in Pop Culture

  • Anson Wheelercharacter in the 2008 film "Role Models" played by Seann William Scott