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Gender: Male Meaning of Anselm: "with divine protection" Origin of Anselm: German

The name Anselm is a boy's name of German origin meaning "with divine protection". Anselm and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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 Canterbury, Italian-born abbot and theologian
Anselm Kiefer, German painter and sculptor
Anselm Feuerbach, German painter
Anselm of Laon, French theologian
Anselm Joseph McLaurin, American politician; 34th Governor of Mississippi

Pop Culture References for the name Anselm

Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire

Anselm's International Variations

Anzelm (Polish) Anselmo (Portuguese) Anselme (French) Anshelm (German)