Hans - Meaning of Hans
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.
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.
† 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.