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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 Hans (Scandinavian, German, Danish, Hebrew): variant of John. Fairly unusual as a given name.


Variations

Hansel has 1 variant form: Hanzel.


Popularity

Hansel is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7025 out of 88799, Top 8%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hansel for boys. Hansel reached its highest rank of #991 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Hansel and Hans. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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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