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What does Hanzel mean?

Hanzel Pronunciation of Hanzel [hanzel] as a name for boys is a Hebrew name, and the name Hanzel means "God is gracious". Hanzel is a version of Hans (Scandinavian, German, Danish, Hebrew): form of John. Hanzel is also a derivative of Hansel (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


4 related forms via Hans, Hansel: Han, Hannes, Hanns and Hanss.

Creative forms:
(male) Halzel, Harzel, ..

(female) Hanhal, Hanher, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanzel Duane (H.D.), ..

How popular is Hanzel?

Hanzel is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#27009 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Hanzel (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Hans (#1411 in 2015), Hansel (#1709) and Hannes. Other variants, like Hanss, are seldom used. These relations of Hanzel were at the height of their popularity a century ago (average #1447) and are now much less conventional (#1706, 52%), with the form Hans becoming somewhat outmoded. (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 Daniel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Denzel, Donzel, Franzel, Hamel, Haniel, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hanniel, Hansen, Hansl, Hanyel, Harel, Harrel, Haskel, Havel, Hazel, Hazen, Herzel, Janzen, Kaniel, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Manuel, Manvel, Pazel, Rancel, Randel and Wenzel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hanzel.

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