Hans is the German, Dutch, and Scandinavian short form of Johannes which ultimately derives form Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Hans is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Hebrew



  • Hannes (German, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish)
  • Hansel (diminutive of Hans)
  • Johannes (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian)
  • Johann (German)
  • Johan (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch)
  • John (English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch)



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