Gender: Male Meaning of Anson: "son of Anne" Origin of Anson: English Anson's Popularity in 2019: #980

Anson Origin and Meaning

The name Anson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Anne".

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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Rank in US: #980

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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!