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pinWhat does Hansel mean?

Hansel /han-sel/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Hansel's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Hansel is "God is gracious". Hansel is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -el, of Hans (Scandinavian, German, Danish, Hebrew): variation of John.


Hansel has 1 variant: Hanzel.

Hansel has 27 more related forms via Hans, John: Ean, Giannes, Han, Hannes, Hanno, Hanns, Hanschen, Hansl, Hanss, Heanno, Ian, Ioannes, Jan, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jens, Joannes, Shane, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Kreatif forms: Halsel, Hanseliah, Hanselley. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Ean (#997 a year ago), Hannes, Hans, Ian (#77), Jan, Jens, John (#26), Shane (#277) and Zane (#224) are the prominent alternative forms of Hansel. Forms like Jancsi are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in 2006 (usage of 0.3943%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3399%, 13.8% less), with the forms Ean, Hans and Jan becoming less in vogue. Ian (#77), Shane (#277) and Zane (#224) are three of the more chic baby names among these. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Hansel and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hansel, Ean, Hans, Ian, Jan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John, Shane, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, Ian, Jens, John, Shane, Zane outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Haniel, Hansen, Hanyel and Mansel. Like Hansel, these names are not frequently used.