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Gender: Male Meaning of Anson: "son of Anne" Origin of Anson: English Anson's Popularity in 2017: #789

The name Anson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Anne". Anson is ranked #789 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Anson

Anson Adams Mount, American actor
Anson Williams (born Anson William Heimlich), American actor
Anson Jones, last President of the Republic of Texas
Anson Horace Carter, Canadian professional hockey player
Anson "Tiger" Hu, Chinese pop singer
Anson Phelps Stokes, American philanthropist
Anson Maria Elizabeth Chan (Fang On-sang), female former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong
Cap Anson, American baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Anson


BlitzKreig Says:


Anson Stoker Young born 12/12/16

servals_ Says:


the description is wrong, the actor from The fault in our stars is called Ansel Elgort, not Anson :)

ashmcb Says:


I've also seen Anson meaning son of Andrew!