[ 2 syll. an-ker, ank-er ] The baby boy name Anker is pronounced as AENK-er †. Anker is mainly used in Scandinavian, and it is of English, Old Greek, and Germanic origin. From Germanic roots, its meaning is harvest worker; eagle man. The name is of obscure origin, possibly derived from the first element 'ann' or 'arn' combined with the second element 'karl' (meaning man, free man). It has been used since the medieval period.
Anker is a variant form of the English name Anchor.
Anker is also a variant form of the English, Greek, and Russian name Andrew in the Scandinavian language.
Another variant of the name is the contracted form Ank.
Anker is an uncommon baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly related to Anker, Andrew was the most frequently used.
† English pronunciation for Anker: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"