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Gender: Male Meaning of Hanson: "son of Hans" Origin of Hanson: Scandinavian

The name Hanson is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "son of Hans". Hanson and is often added to lists like Son Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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More familiar and melodic to the American ear than either Hans or Hansen, and some might attach it to the three-brother pop-rock band called Hanson.

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Famous People Named Hanson

Hanson Tamba Boakai, Guinea-born Canadian soccer player
Hanson, ring name of Todd Smith, American pro wrestler
Hanson, American band consisting of Isaac, Taylor, Zac and Josh Hanson

Pop Culture References for the name Hanson

Hanson Alister, main character in the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima
The Hanson Brothers (Jack, Steve, and Jeff), from 1977 movie Slap Shot
Jeep Hanson, character from movie "Legion"
Lars Hanson, character from the “Little House on the Prairie” TV series

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