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What does Hansel mean?

Hansel /han-sel/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hansel is "God is gracious". Diminutive of Hans, from John. Familiar because of the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel".

Associated with: gracious, tale (literary)

Variations

Hansel has 1 variant: Hanzel.

Hansel has 12 more related forms via Hans, John: Han, Hannes, Hanno, Hanns, Hans, Hanschen, Hansl, Hanss, Janek, Janne, Vanek and Zane.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Hamsel, Hasel, ..

(female) Hanseley, Hansellia, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Hansel for boys. Hansel entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #1129 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #1356 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hansel name in U.S.

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

Hannes, Hans (#1315 via latest list), John (#26) and Zane (#224) are the prominent alternative forms of Hansel (#1356 via latest list). Other forms, like Hanno, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Hansel was well-received 134 years ago (usage of 8.23%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.66%, 92% less). John is a perennial favorite, though Zane has become popular as well over time, while versions such as Hans have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hansel, Hans, John, Zane in U.S.

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

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NAMES LIKE HANSEL

Recommended 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.


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