See also: hans and HANS

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Hans (occasionally used in English), a medieval short form of Johannes (John).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Hans

  1. A male given name from Hebrew.

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Hans, a medieval short form of Johannes (John).

PronunciationEdit

  • (stressed) IPA(key): [ˈhanˀs]

Proper nounEdit

Hans

  1. A male given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 107 551 males with the given name Hans have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Hans, a medieval short form of Johannes (John)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɦɑns/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hans
  • Rhymes: -ɑns

Proper nounEdit

Hans m

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Johannes.

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Hans, a medieval short form of Johannes (John).

Proper nounEdit

Hans

  1. A male given name

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Hans m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

Patronymics

  • son of Hans: Hansson
  • daughter of Hans: Hansdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Hans
Accusative Hans
Dative Hansi
Genitive Hans

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

A medieval short form of Johannes (John).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Hans m (proper noun, strong, genitive Hans' or Hansens, plural Hänse, diminutive Hänschen n or Hänsel n or Hansi n or Hänslein n)

  1. A male given name

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: Hans
  • Dutch: Hans
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Hans
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Hans
  • Swedish: Hans
  • Czech: Honza
  • Polabian: Åns

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Hans” in Duden online
  • Hans” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

IcelandicEdit

Proper nounEdit

Hans m

  1. A male given name

DeclensionEdit


NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Hans, a medieval short form of Johannes (John), from Latin Jōhannēs, Iōhannēs (a variant of Jōannēs, Iōannēs), from New Testament Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), a contraction from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן(yôḥānān) (Yohanan, Yokhanan), (perhaps) from a short form of Hebrew יְהוֹחָנָן(yəhôḥānān), meaning "YHWH is gracious".

First recorded in Norway in the 14th century.

Proper nounEdit

Hans

  1. A male given name.
  2. Hansel, the boy in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 23 372 males with the given name Hans living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the last frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Hans, a medieval short form of Johannes (John). First recorded in Sweden in 1356.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Hans c (genitive Hans)

  1. A male given name.
  2. Hansel, the boy in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 122 616 males with the given name Hans living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, without a clear frequency peak. Accessed on 19 June 2011.