Hans - Meaning of Hans

What does Hans mean?

[ 1 syll. han(s), ha-ns ] The baby boy name Hans is pronounced in Dutch and German as HHAANS †. Hans has its origins in the Hebrew language. It is used largely in Dutch, German, and Scandinavian.

Hans is a contracted form of Johannes (Dutch, German, and Scandinavian).

Hans is also a variant of John (English and Hebrew) in the Dutch, German, and Scandinavian languages.

Hampus (diminutive in Scandinavian) is a variant of the name.

See also the related forms, Hansjörg, Hansjürg, Hansjürgen, Hanspeter, and Hanswerner.

See also the related categories, hebrew, dutch, german, and scandinavian.

Hans is unusual as a baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1909 with 0.016% of baby boys being named Hans. It had a ranking of #476 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is of only infrequent use today. In 2018, among the family of boy names directly related to Hans, John was the most widely used.

Baby names that sound like Hans include Haemesh, Haig, Haines, Hamesh, Hamzaa, Hamze, Hank, Hanke, Hanks, Hanns, Hansh, Hayg, Haynes, Heinz, Henk, Hennes, Hien, Himesh, Himeshe, and Hines.

† Pronunciation for Hans: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

Details of famous persons named Hans:
Actor Eric Braeden, born Hans Gudegast 3 April 1941, Kiel, Germany.
Actor Dolph Lundgren, born Hans Lundgren 3 November 1957, Spånga, Stockholm, Sweden.
Author Hans Christian Andersen, born April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875, Odense, Denmark.
Painter Hans Holbein, born 1497 - 1543, Augsburg, Germany.

Meaning of Hans Meaning of Hansjörg Meaning of Hansjürgen Meaning of Hanspeter Meaning of Johannes Meaning of John Meaning of Hansjürg Meaning of Hanswerner
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