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What does Hanssen mean?

Hanssen Pronunciation of Hanssen [hanssen] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Hanssen is "son of Hans". Hanssen is a version of Hanson (Scandinavian, German, Danish).


Hanssen has 2 variants: Hansen and Hansson.

Creative forms:
(male) Hansni, Hassen, ..

(female) Hanshan, Hansna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanssen London (H.L.), ..

How popular is Hanssen?

Hanssen is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#23350 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hanson is the only popular related form of Hanssen (not ranked). Other variants, like Hansson, are seldom used. This relation of Hanssen was favored as a birth name in the 1900s. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hanson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Babsen (see Babson), Bensen, Benssen (see Benson), Bransen, Carlsen, Carlssen (see Carlsen), Dunsten, Haaken, Hadden, Haden, Hagen, Halden, Hallen, Hallsey (see Halsey), Halsey, Halsted, Halten (see Halton), Hamlen, Hampden, Hanan, Handlea (see Hanley), Handley, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hannan, Hannes, Hanns, Hanschen, Hansel, Hansl, Hansraj, Hanss, Hanyel, Hanzel, Harben, Harden, Hardwen (see Hardwin), Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Hasan, Hashem, Haskel, Hassan, Haven, Hayden, Hazen, Hussein, Jacksen, Jaisen, Jansen, Janssen, Jansson, Janzen, Jasen, Jaysen, Kannen, Karlssen (see Carlsen), Landen, Langden, Larsen, Manten (see Manton), Marsden, Massen, Masslen (see Maslin), Paulsen, Sachsen (see Saxe), Stenssen (see Stein), Tamsen, Tannen, Tansen, Thyssen, Tyssen and Winsten. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hanssen.

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