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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1344. From German Hans, from Johannes (John).

Proper noun[edit]

Hanss m

  1. A transliteration of the German, Danish and Swedish male given name Hans.
  2. (rare today) A male given name.

Related terms[edit]


  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Hanss was the only given name of 5 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.