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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Deity
  • French : Lancer
  • German : Spear

How Popular Is The Name Ancel

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : status name from Old French ancel ‘servant’. Compare Latin ancilla ‘serving maid’.
  • French : variant spelling of Ansel.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : patronymic from the eastern Yiddish personal name Antshl.

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