Origin: Scandinavian; German
Meaning: “God is gracious”
variant of John; short form of Johann, Johannes
Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Han, Hannes, Hanns, Hansel, Hanss, Hanzel
Phrases you might say or hear someday:
Hans is going to be as tall as an oak tree.
Get your elbows off the table, Hans.
Hans is a natural born actor.
1. Hans Klok (b. 1969), Dutch illusionist, actor
born Johannes Franciscus Catharinus Klok
2. Hans Matheson (b. 1975), British actor
3. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75), Danish author, poet,
fairy tale writer
Hans Middle Name