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Meaning and name origin

Hansel \ha(n)-sel\ as a boy's name is of Scandinavian, German, Danish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hansel is "God is gracious". Hansel is a variant of John (Hebrew); biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ.

Hansel has 1 variant form: Hanzel.


Hansel is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7025 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hansel for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hansel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hansel outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Hansel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hans, Hansel and John. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hans, Hansel, John in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Haniel, Hansen, Hansl, Hanyel and Mansel. Like Hansel, these names are not commonly used.


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