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 (#244 out of 88799, 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). This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during 1880-1889 and is somewhat less popular today. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)