Meaning and Origin of: Hans

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Scandinavian : The Lord is gracious
  • Hindi : Swan
  • Hebrew : God's grace

Last name origin & meaning:

  • German and Dutch : from a common and long-established vernacular personal name, an aphetic form of Johannes (see John). The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German or Dutch surname.
  • Indian (Panjab) : Hindu (Arora) and Sikh name, from Sanskrit hamsa ‘swan’, ‘goose’, based on the name of an Arora clan.