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Hans

Hans

See also: hans and HANS

English

Proper noun

Hans

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

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (stressed) IPA(key): [ˈhanˀs]
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): [hans]

Proper noun

Hans

  1. A male given name.

Related terms

References

  • 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

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑns
  • IPA(key): /ɦɑns/

Proper noun

Hans ?

  1. A male given name, diminutive of Johannes.

Estonian

Proper noun

Hans

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

Faroese

Proper noun

Hans m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes

Patronymics

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

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Hans
Accusative Hans
Dative Hansi
Genitive Hans

German

Proper noun

Hans

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

Derived terms

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Norwegian

Etymology

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

Proper noun

Hans

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

Related terms

References

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

Etymology

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

Proper noun

Hans

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

Related terms

References

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • 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.

hans

hans

See also: Hans and HANS

Danish

Pronoun

hans

  1. genitive of han (his)
    Bogen er hans.
    The book is his.
    Det er hans bog.
    It is his book.

Declension


Faroese

Pronoun

hans

  1. archaic genitive of hann (his)

Declension


Icelandic

Pronoun

hans

  1. (personal) genitive form of hann; his
    Ég fór í húsið hans.
    I went to his house.

Declension


Latvian

Noun

hans m (1st declension)

  1. khan

Declension


Norman

Noun

hans

  1. plural of han

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronoun

hans

  1. possessive of han, meaning his in English

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronoun

hans

  1. possessive of han, meaning his in English

References


Portuguese

Noun

hans m pl

  1. plural of han