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Gender: M Meaning of Anson: "son of Anne" Origin of Anson: English Anson's Popularity in 2016: #781

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 and currently sits at Number 781.

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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

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