First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Ankur
Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from Middle High German anker ‘anchor’, applied
either as an occupational name for a smith who made ships’ anchors or
as a habitational name from a house identified by an anchor.
- English: from the Old French personal name Anchier (see
and Swedish: probably originally a Swedish soldier’s name meaning
‘anchor’. This is the name of a powerful and influential Norwegian
family, who came to Christiana (Oslo) from Sweden in 1668.
- Danish: from a personal name, of which the first element means
‘eagle’ and the second (probably) ‘violent’.
- Americanized form of
northern French Anquier, from a personal name of Germanic
origin (see Angier).
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