Though familiar to all via such childhood icons as Hans Brinker, Hans(el) and Gretel, and HansChristianAndersen, few Americans have chosen this name for their sons because of its intractably Old Country image.
HansChristianAndersen, Danish children's writer
Hans Zimmer, German film composer
HansMatheson, Scottish actor
Hans Bethe, German and American nuclear physicist and Nobel Prize winner
HansWarrenChristie, Canadian actor
HansGeorg Conried, Jr., American character actor, very active in voice-over roles and comedian
Hans von Euler-Chelpin, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
HansFischer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Hans Spemann, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
HansAdolf Krebs, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
HansGeorg Dehmelt, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Hans Landa, character in the movie "Inglourious Basterds"
Hans Gruber, character in the movie "Die Hard"
Hans Schielman, character in the game "The Testament of SherlockHolmes"
Hans Moleman, character on "The Simpsons"
PrinceHans of the Southern Isles, character in the Disney movie "Frozen"
Hans and Franz, weightlifting duo in a "SaturdayNightLive" sketch
Hans Hubermann, a character in "The Book Thief"
Hans Kepler, character from "Night Trains," by BarbaraWood