What does Hans mean?
Hans [hans] as a boys' name is pronounced hahns. It is of Scandinavian, German, Danish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hans is "God is gracious". Variant of John. In Hindi, it comes from an Sanskrit expression meaning "swan". The name is popular in Germany. Writer Hans Christian Andersen.
37 more alternative forms via John: Anno, Ean▲, Eian, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Gian, Hanno, Hansl, Heanno, Iain, Ian▲, Ivan▲, Ivann, Iwan, Jack, Jan▼, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean▼, Jens, Jian, Jon▼, Jona, Juan, Sean▼, Seann, Shane▼, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane▲.
1 feminine form: Hansine.Creative forms:
(male) Hins, Hons, ..
(female) Hane, Hanssah, .. Middle name pairings:
Hans Preston (H.P.), ..
How popular is Hans?
Hans is a very prominent first name for males (#557 out of 1220, Top 46%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#7691 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Hans reached its top position of #343 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1411. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Hans (#1411 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are John (#26 a year ago), Jack (#40), Evan (#67), Ian (#76), Juan (#114), Ivan (#138), Sean (#211), Zane (#233), Shane (#295), Jon (#737), Ean (#977), Jean (#1190), Gian (#1221), Ewan (#1284), Jan (#1677), Hansel (#1709), Euan, Hampus, Hannes, Iain, Jens and Eian. Usage of these relations of Hans reached its highest 135 years ago (median #1433) and has become significantly lower since (#1017, down 74%), with forms like Shane falling out of fashion. Ivan, Zane, Ian and Ean are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these.
Hans▼ is alike in pronunciation to Heinz. Other suggested similar names are Evans▼, Fons, Frans, Gains, Hadi, Hai, Haig, Haim, Hako, Hal▼, Hale, Hali, Hall, Halsy, Ham, Hanan, Hani, Hanif, Hank▲, Hanly, Hanok, Hansen, Hanson, Hany, Hari, Harm, Hart, Harv, Hawes, Hawk, Haws, Hayes▲, Hays, Henk, Honi, Hunt, Pons and Rains. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hans.See names in meaning and etymology.