Hans

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English[edit]

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Hans

  1. A male given name of German origin, occasionally used in English.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of Johannes borrowed from Germany in the Middle Ages.

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Hans

  1. A male given name.

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  • [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.

Dutch[edit]

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Hans ?

  1. A male given name, diminutive of Johannes.

Estonian[edit]

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Hans

  1. A male given name, borrowed from German in the Middle Ages.

German[edit]

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Hans

  1. A male given name, a medieval shortened form of Johannes (John)

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of Johannes borrowed from Germany. First recorded in Norway in the 14th century.

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Hans

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

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  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [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.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval contraction of Johannes from Germany. First recorded in Sweden in 1356.

Proper noun[edit]

Hans

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

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 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.