Type Surname (from given name)

Meaning & History

Means "son of Hans". This is the most common surname in Norway, and the third most common in Denmark.

Related Names

VariantHanssen(Norwegian)
Other Languages & CulturesHovanesian, Hovhannisyan(Armenian) Ivanoŭ, Ivanow, Kazloŭ, Kazlow(Belarusian) Ivanov(Bulgarian) Ivanović(Croatian) Janda, Janíček, Jandáček(Czech) Jans, Jansen, Jansens, Jansing, Jansingh, Jansink, Janson, Janssen, Janssens, Janzen, Yancy(Dutch) Evanson, Hanson, I'Anson, Janson, Jeanes, John, Johns, Johnson, Jones, Hancock(English) Janssens(Flemish) Jean(French) Jans, Janson, Janz, Gensch, Jahn(German) Giannopoulos, Ioannidis(Greek) Jankovics(Hungarian) Jensson, Jóhannsson(Icelandic) Nana, Nani, Nanni, Nannini, Zanetti, Zunino(Italian) Jansons(Latvian) Valjean(Literature) Jonaitis(Lithuanian) Ivanov, Ivanovski, Jovanovski(Macedonian) Janda(Polish) Ionescu(Romanian) Ivanov(Russian) Ivanović, Jovanović(Serbian) Hansson, Janson, Jansson, Johansson, Jonsson(Swedish) Ivanov(Ukrainian) Bevan, Evans, Jones(Welsh)

Entry updated November 20, 2020