Diminutive of Johannes, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Estonian
"God is gracious"

Honus Origin and Meaning

The name Honus is a boy's name meaning "God is gracious".

Honus is inextricably linked with baseball legend Honus Wagner. The son of German immigrants, he was born Johannes Peter Wagner in 1874. His childhood nickname was Hans, which evolved into Honus. Honus Wagner was a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates — considered the greatest ever — yet his distinctive name has never been given to more than four children in a single year.