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Gender: Male Meaning of Hansel: "God is gracious" Origin of Hansel: German diminutive of Hans

The name Hansel is a boy's name of German origin meaning "God is gracious". Hansel and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

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Those "Where's Gretel?" jokes will get old pretty fast.

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Famous People Named Hansel

Hansel Robles, Dominican baseball pitcher
Hansel Mieth, German-American photojournalist for Life magazine
Hansel Marion DeBartolo Jr., American surgeon and baseball team owner

Pop Culture References for the name Hansel

Hansel McDonald, male model in film "Zoolander"
"Hansel & Gretel," fairy tale
Hansel, American racehorse