anker boy

First name origin & meaning:

Greek: Manly

First name variations: Ankur

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. English: from the Old French personal name Anchier (see Angier).
  3. Norwegian 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.
  4. Danish: from a personal name, of which the first element means ‘eagle’ and the second (probably) ‘violent’.
  5. Americanized form of northern French Anquier, from a personal name of Germanic origin (see Angier).
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