What does Hansel mean?
Hansel has 1 variant: Hanzel.more]
How popular is Hansel?
Hansel is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#8231 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Hansel for boys. Hansel entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #991 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Hannes, Hans, John (#26 via latest list) and Zane (#224) are the prominent alternative forms of Hansel. Other forms, like Hanno, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Hansel was well-received in 1992 (usage of 0.362%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.35%, 3.4% less). John is a perennial favorite, though Zane has become popular as well over time, while Hans has become less popular.
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Recommended similar baby names are Ansel, Daniel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Halsey, Hamel, Haniel, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hanniel, Hansen, Hanson, Hanssen, Hanyel, Harel, Harrel, Haskel, Havel, Hazel▼, Janse, Jansen, Kaniel, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Mansell, Manuel, Manvel, Rancel, Randel and Tansen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hansel.