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Hansel/Haensel/Hänsel as in Hänsel and Gretel - though Hans is already a nickname!
My dads name is Hanshan nickname Hans, pounced like hands not hahns
- Meanings and history of the name Hans
Diminutive of Johannes.
- Famous real-life people named Hans
Hans Holbein, German Renaissance portraitist.
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author famous for his fairy tales.
- Hans in song, story & screen
In Grimm's fairy tales, Der Eisenhans (Iron Johannes or Iron John) is a "wild man" who helps a young prince.
Hänsel, from Grimm's fairy tale Hänsel and Gretel
Hans Moleman, character in the animated series The Simpsons
Sergeant Hans Schultz, sergeant of the guard on the 1960s TV show Hogan's Heroes
Hans Faste, unsympathetic character (misogynistic police officer) in Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millenium trilogy
Hans Solo from Star Wars
Prince Hans of the Southern Isles from Frozen