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What does Hansel mean?

Hansel \ha(n)-sel\ as a boys' name has the meaning "God is gracious". Hansel is a variation of Hans (Scandinavian, German, Danish, Hebrew). Hansel is also a variant of John (Hebrew).


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.


Hansel is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#7025 out of 88799, Top 8%). (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.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Hansel and associated names. 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. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in 2006 and is somewhat lower today, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

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