Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. HANS(German)
HAHNS(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

German short form of Johannes, now used independently. This name has been very common in German-speaking areas of Europe since the late Middle Ages. From an early period it was transmitted to the Low Countries and Scandinavia. Two famous bearers were Hans Holbein (1497-1543), a German portrait painter, and Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), a Danish writer of fairy tales.

Related Names

VariantsHannes, Jo(German)
DiminutivesHampus, Hasse(Swedish)
Feminine FormsJana, Janina(German)
Other Languages & CulturesGjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ion, Jon, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko(Bulgarian) Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko(Croatian) Honza, Ivan, Jan, Hanuš, Janek(Czech) Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shon, Hank, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Shayne(English) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Ants, Ivan, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan, Hannes, Janek(Estonian) Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jani, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Janne, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish) Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Jeannot, Yanick, Yanis, Yannick(French) Xoán(Galician) Ivane, Ioane, Vano(Georgian) Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianis, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani(Hungarian) Jens, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón, Hannes(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane(Irish) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giò, Nino, Vanni(Italian) Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Ivans, Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Jovica, Vancho, Vančo(Macedonian) Ġwann(Maltese) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janek, Janusz(Polish) Ivan, João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Ivan, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Vanya(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Sione(Samoan) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Ian(Scottish) Eòin, Iain(Scottish Gaelic) Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Jovica(Serbian) Ivan, Ján, Janko(Slovak) Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Anžej, Ivo, Janko(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juancho, Juanito, Juantxo(Spanish) Sione(Tongan) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Ieuan, Ioan, Siôn, Ianto, Iefan, Ifan, Iwan(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsHansen(Danish) Hansen, Hanssen(Norwegian) Hansson(Swedish)

Popularity

Images

Self portrait of Hans Holbein (1543)Self portrait of Hans Holbein (1543)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Denmark: June 24
Estonia: June 24
Finland: December 27
Norway: June 24
Sweden: August 29

Categories

American Horror Story characters, Animal Crossing characters, artists, Atelier characters, authors, City Hunter characters, currently out of the US top 1000, Disney characters, Fire Emblem characters, Franz Kafka characters, Frasier characters, Gundam characters, Hunters characters, Legend of the Galactic Heroes characters, Liechtenstein princely family, Once Upon a Time characters, Oscar Wilde characters, painters, Pandora Hearts characters, Shadow Hearts characters, SpongeBob SquarePants characters, Suikoden characters, The Book Thief characters, The Golden Girls characters, The Rose of Versailles characters, Tiger and Bunny characters, top 10 in Denmark, top 10 in Germany, top 10 in Greenland, top 10 in Sweden, top 10 in the Netherlands, Virtua Tennis opponent characters, W. Somerset Maugham characters, Warrior Nun characters, Xeno characters, Ys characters

Entry updated December 14, 2019