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What does Hanss mean?

Hanss Pronunciation of Hanss [hanss] as a boys' name means "God is gracious". Hanss is an alternate form of Hans (Scandinavian, German, Danish, Hebrew): version of John.

Associated with: gracious.


Hanss has 2 variants: Hannes and Hanns.

3 more relations via Hans: Han, Hansel and Hanzel.

Creative forms:
(male) Hannss, Henss, ..

(female) Hanha, Hansan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanss Louie (H.L.), ..

How popular is Hanss?

Hanss is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#125639 out of 150436, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hannes, Hans (#1411 in 2015) and Hansel (#1709) are the popular alternative forms of Hanss (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Hanns, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Hanss was more pronounced a century ago (adoption of 0.02%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.01%, 51.9%), with the version Hans becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hans, Hansel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cass, Halsy, Hanan, Hani, Hanif, Hank, Hanly, Hanno, Hanok, Hansen, Hansl, Hanson, Hanssen, Hansson, Hany, Hawes, Haws, Hayes, Hays and Kass. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hanss.

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