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What does Hanns mean?

Hanns Pronunciation of Hanns [hanns] as a name for boys. The name Hanns means "God is gracious". Hanns is an alternate spelling of Hans (Scandinavian, German, Danish, Hebrew): version of John.

Associated with: gracious.


Hanns has 2 variants: Hannes and Hanss.

3 more different relations via Hans: Han, Hansel and Hanzel.

Creative forms:
(male) Honns, Hons, ..

(female) Hanen, Haniza, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanns Knox (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hanns?

Hanns is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#84631 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Hanns (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Hannes, Hans (#1411 in 2015) and Hansel (#1709). These relations of Hanns were favored by parents in the 1880s (average #1447) and have become much less conventional since, with the form Hans becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Hanns is pronounced similarly to Heinz. Other suggested similar names are Gains, Hanan, Hani, Hanif, Hank, Hanly, Hannan, Hanno, Hanok, Hansl, Hany, Hawes, Haws, Hayes, Hays, Heanno and Rains. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hanns.

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