What does Hanson mean?
Hanson /han-son/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian, German and Danish origin, and the meaning of Hanson is "son of Hans". Singing brothers Taylor, Isaac, and Zac Hanson.
Affiliated boy name: Anson.Kreatif forms: Halson, Hansonni. [more]
How popular is Hanson?
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 (not ranked). This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.287%) and is somewhat less popular today (usage 0.194%, ▼32.4%). (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)