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Hansel - Meaning of Hansel

What does Hansel mean?

[ 2 syll. han-sel, ha-ns-el ] The baby boy name Hansel is pronounced HHAE-NSahL †. Hansel is of Hebrew origin, and it is used largely in the German and Scandinavian languages. Hansel is a derivative of the English and Hebrew John.

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

Hansel is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1905, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Hansel. It ranked at #959 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is currently of only sporadic use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Hansel, John was the most frequently used.

Baby names that sound like Hansel include Hamil (English), Hamill (English), Hansal, Jaimal, Hanenel, and Hansl (German).

† English pronunciation for Hansel: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"


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