What does Hansel mean?
Hansel has 1 variant: Hanzel.Creative forms:
(male) Hamsel, Hasel, ..
(female) Hanseley, Hansellia, .. Middle name pairings:
Hansel Richard (H.R.), ..
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 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #1129 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #1709 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Hannes, Hans (#1411 via latest list), John (#26) and Zane (#233) are the prominent alternative forms of Hansel (#1709 via latest list). Other forms, like Hanno, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Hansel was well-received 135 years ago (usage of 8.23%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.64%, 92.2% less). John is a perennial favorite, though Zane has become popular as well over time, while versions such as Hans have become less popular.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.