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What does Hannes mean?

Hannes Pronunciation of Hannes [hannes] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and Hannes means "God is gracious". Hannes is a version of Hans (Scandinavian, German, Danish, Hebrew): transcription of John.

Associated with: gracious.


Hannes has 2 variants: Hanns and Hanss.

20 more relations via Hans, John: Giannes, Giannis, Giannos, Han, Hanno, Hansel, Hansl, Hanzel, Heanno, Ioannes, Ioannis, Janek, Janne, Janos, Joannes, Johannes, Vanek, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Haanes, Hones, ..

(female) Hanher, Hanwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hannes Hagen (H.H.), ..

How popular is Hannes?

Hannes is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40083 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hannes reached its highest position of #57 in Sweden in 2001, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hannes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Hannes are Hans (#1411 in recent rankings), Hansel (#1709), Johannes, John (#26) and Zane (#233). Other forms, like Hanno, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Hannes was more pronounced among parents 135 years ago (average #1390) and is now much lower (#1229, 92.2%), with versions such as Hans becoming less trendy. John is the clear favorite, though Zane has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hans, Hansel, John, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, Johannes, John, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Banner, Barnes, Dannel, Dennes, Ennes, Gaines, Gannet, Gaynes, Hamnet, Haniel, Hank, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hannan, Hanniel, Hannoch, Hanoch, Hanok, Hansen, Hanyel, Hawes, Hayes, Hovannes, Innes, Kannen, Magnes, Raines, Raynes, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Tannen, Tanner, Tanney, Tannis and Yannis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hannes.

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