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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 Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favourite (boys)".

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)