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Ansel is a name that certainly feels as old as its roots. Coming from a long-dead version of French, the name has nevertheless recently found a fair bit of popularity. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Ansel:

Old French: follower of a nobleman

Origin of the name Ansel:

Ansel is a name of Old French origin that means “follower of a nobleman”.

Symbolism of the name Ansel:

Ansel tends to symbolize a family's pride in its roots as well as its hopes that a future child will have success.

Style of the name Ansel:

Classic

Gender of the name Ansel:

Ansel is almost always used as a name for a boy.

Pronunciation of the name Ansel:

AN-sul

Number of syllables in the name Ansel:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Ansel:

Ansel tends to evoke emotions related to nostalgia as well as wanderlust.

Alternative spellings for the name Ansel:

  • Ansell
  • Ancell
  • Ancel

Nicknames for the name Ansel:

Popularity of the name Ansel:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ansel last ranked as the 962nd most popular baby name in the United States in 1923. That was also the year that the name reached the peak of its popularity.

Related names for the name Ansel:

Great middle names for Ansel and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ansel:

  • Ansel Elgort (American actor)
  • Ansel Adams (American environmentalist)
  • Ansel Krut (South African painter)

Ansels in popular culture:

  • Ansel (character, Arknights)
  • Ansel (character, The Strain)
  • Ansel Crane (character, Monaco: The Heist)