Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Anselm m. Old High German *ans, ans-, ansi- 'god, deity' + Old High German, Old Saxon helm 'helmet'.

The name of a number of early saints, the most well-known being Saint Anselm of Canterbury.

Often confused with Ancel.

Belgium
Latin
1212x1213 Anselmus (nom) OvdFB 2
Dutch
1597x1598 Anselmus BoonenGes p. 361
Brabant
Latin
1312 Ancelmus (nom) JeanIII p. 5
Czech Republic
Latin
1343 Anselmi (gen) Rössler2 183, p. 92; 1349 Anzelmus (nom) chlumecky 32
France
Latin
1014 Anselmus (nom) HGSav-4.1 p. 2; 1115 Anselmus (nom) CartNDJosaphat VI; 1123 Anselmi (gen) ibid. XII; 1142 Anselmus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 9; 1157 Ansellus (nom) ibid. 32; 1179 Anselmo (abl) ibid. 176, Anselmus (nom) ibid. 176; 1257 Ansello (abl) ArrestReg-volI XIII, BMV, Anselmus (nom) ibid. XIII, BMV; 1258 Ansellus (nom) ibid. XXI, Candlemas; 1275 Anselmi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XLIV; 1378 Ancelmo (dat) hanquetvol1 2010, Anselmi (gen) ibid. 171
Germany
Latin
1061 Anselmus (nom) quix-vol1 60; 1122 Anselmi (gen) ibid. 27; 1135 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 64; 1137 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 102; 1197 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 83; 1215 Anselmus (nom) quix-vol2 126; 1216 Ansalmus (nom) hennes-vol1 20, Anselmus (nom) ibid. 22; 1218 Anshalmus (nom) ibid. 32; 1219 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 39; 1220 Anshelmus (nom) ibid. 44; 1221 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 55; 1245 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 121; 1253 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 147; 1322 Anshalmus (nom) SMM p. 158
Italy
Latin
1159 Anselmi (gen) Livi p. 39; 1237 Ansalmus (nom) TirNot1 581; 1299 Anselmi (gen) BBC-Berg p. XLV
1310 Anselminus (nom) MonRav-2 CCCL
The Netherlands
Latin
1288 Anselmus (nom) GesOIJ-1 p. 296
Poland
Latin
1228 Anselmus (nom) hennes-vol1 p. 81
Scotland
Latin
1107 Anselmus (nom) ESC XXV
Spain
Spanish
1576 Anselmo Catalogo-5.2 4009
Switzerland
Latin
1157 Anselmus (nom) CartHaut 8; 1161 Anselmum (acc) ibid. 9, Anselmus (nom) ibid. 10; 1166 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 21; 1212 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 31; 1220 Anselmus (nom) ibid. 36; 14thCx1478 Ansermii (gen) Ob-SPVn (66)
14thCx1478 Ansermodus (nom) Ob-SPVn (22)
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Anselm". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Anselm.