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What does Hanson mean?

Hanson \ha(n)-son\ 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.


Hanson has 3 variants: Hansen, Hanssen and Hansson.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hanson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Janson, Sanson and Tanson. Like Hanson, these names are not frequently used.