Updated June 9, 2019

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Rooster

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Middle High German hane ‘rooster’, hence a nickname for a conceited or sexually active man. In some instances it may have been a habitational name from a house bearing the sign of a rooster.
  • German : patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Johannes (see John). This surname is also found in Denmark and Sweden.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Hahn ‘rooster’, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames based on vocabulary words denoting birds or animals.