Name: Ancel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ancel

  • Meaning:
    Fortunate; blessed; happy
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  • Meaning:
    God
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (AN sel)
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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the Old German Ansila, derived from 'ansi' meaning "god". A favourite Norman name, with diminutives Ancelin and Ancelot. It was sometimes confused with Anselm.
    Like Ansel, it may also be seen as a variant form of the Yiddish Anshel, from the Hebrew Asher meaning "happy."

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