Hans (name)

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Hans
Pronunciation/ˈhɑːnz/ HAHNZ or /ˈhænz/ HANZ; German: [ˈhans]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NamePet Form of Johannes
MeaningGod is gracious
Region of originGerman, Dutch, Scandinavian
Other names
Related namesJack, Ian, Jan, Jannes, Jean, Jo, Joan
 
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Hans
Pronunciation/ˈhɑːnz/ HAHNZ or /ˈhænz/ HANZ; German: [ˈhans]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NamePet Form of Johannes
MeaningGod is gracious
Region of originGerman, Dutch, Scandinavian
Other names
Related namesJack, Ian, Jan, Jannes, Jean, Jo, Joan

Hans is a masculine given name. In German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Icelandic and Swedish, originally it is short for Johannes (John) but is also recognized in Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands as a name in its own right for official purposes.

"Hansel" (German Hänsel) is a variant, meaning "little Hans." Another variant with the same meaning is Hänschen, found in the German proverb "Was Hänschen nicht lernt, lernt Hans nimmermehr," which translates roughly as: "What little Hans doesn't learn, grown-up Hans will never learn."

Other variants include: Hanns, Hannes, Hansi (also female), Hansele, Hansal, Hensal, Hanserl, Hännschen, Hennes, Hännes, Hänneschen, Henning, Henner, Honsa, Johan, Johann, Jan, Jannes, Jo, Joha, Hanselmann, Hansje.

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