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Meaning and name origin
Hans \ha-ns\ as a boy's 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 diminutive Hansel is familiar because of the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel". The name is popular in Germany. Writer Hans Christian Andersen.
There is 1 feminine form of Hans: Hansine.
Hans is a very popular first name for males (#557 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8056 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hans for boys (2015 statistics).
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