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.
- 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)