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pinWhat 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".


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: Hamsel, Harsel. [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 statistics 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 Birth Names, 2014)

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

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

Hannes, Hans, John (#26 via latest list) and Zane (#224) are the prominent alternative forms of Hansel. Other forms, like Hanno, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Hansel was well-received in 1992 (usage of 0.362%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.35%, 3.4% less). John is a perennial favorite, though Zane has become popular as well over time, while Hans has become less popular.

Top 1000 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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Recommended similar baby 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.