What does Hanson mean?
For more information, see also the related boy name Anson.
Hanson is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#251 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Hanson and related names. Anson (#806 a year ago) is the only popular alternative form of Hanson (#unlisted). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.287%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.194%, down 32.4%). (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)