Gender: Male Pronunciation: hons Origin of Hans: German, Dutch, and Scandinavian, diminutive of Johannes Meaning of Johannes: German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Estonian variation of John, "God is gracious"

The name Hans is a boy's name of German origin. Hans and is often added to lists like Disney Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Though familiar to all via such childhood icons as Hans Brinker, Hans(el) and Gretel, and Hans Christian Andersen, few Americans have chosen this name for their sons because of its intractably Old Country image.

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nipnerb Says:


In The Netherlands, we pronounce this as "hunse.

Ccppww Says:


Thank god I read this! I want to name our boy Johann/Hans, but felt a little hesitant since I have zero German ancestry. :) I love the name.

GenericJen Says:


Our baby boy is named Hans. Most people assume we are German when they hear it, but we're not. We just love the name!

raevynstar Says:


The Frozen character almost turned me off this name, but I still love it.