Hans

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hans

  1. A male given name from Hebrew.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (stressed) IPA(key): [ˈhanˀs]

Proper noun[edit]

Hans

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [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]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Hans m

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Johannes.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Hans

  1. A male given name

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hans m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

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

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Hans
Accusative Hans
Dative Hansi
Genitive Hans

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A medieval short form of Johannes (John).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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 terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Icelandic[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hans m

  1. A male given name

Declension[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 noun[edit]

Hans

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

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hans c (genitive Hans)

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

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.