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

The name Ansel is a boy's name of German origin meaning "with divine protection or follower of a nobleman". Ansel and is often added to lists like Best Boy Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset the signatures!".

From the experts:

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-Baby-Names">unique baby 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 photographer Arthur Elgort
Ansel Briggs, first Governor of Iowa, USA
Ansel Franklin Hall, American naturalist
Ansel Sterling, U.S. Congressman from Connecticut
Ansel Tracy Walling, U.S. Congressman from Ohio
Edgar Ansel Mowrer, American journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Ansel

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