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Hans 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.
Hans has 6 variant forms: Han, Hannes, Hanns, Hansel, Hanss and Hanzel.
For more information, see also related names Heinz and Jan.
A baby name that sounds like Hans is Hines.
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Popularity of Hans
Hans is a very popular first name for men (#557 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8056 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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