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".
Hans▼ has 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▲.
Hans has 1 feminine form: Hansine.Kreatif forms: Haighans, Hanssea. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Hans for boys. Hans reached its top position of #251 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Hans rated in the Top 1000 are John (#26 2 years ago), Jack (#41), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Ivan (#132), Sean (#193), Zane (#224), Shane (#277), Jon (#675), Ean (#997), Ewan, Jens, Euan, Jean, Iain, Hansel, Hannes, Hampus and Jan. Usage of these relations of Hans reached its highest during 1980-1989 (average #538) and is almost as widespread today (#609, down 15.4%), but with the forms Ean, Jon, Jean, Hans and Jan falling out of fashion. John has been the top favorite, although Zane appears to be gaining popularity too. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Hans and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)