Meaning:son of Hans
Hanson is a boy’s name that means, quite literally, “son of Hans.” While it is Scandinavian in origin, Hanson is also attributed to the Anglo-Saxons, which could account for its common occurrence as an English surname. Hanson is a patronymic name, meaning that it derives from the father’s—or ancestor’s—name. If there isn’t a family member called Hans, however, don’t worry! Baby Hanson will still conjure images of strapping Viking youths and pay homage to your Scandinavian heritage.

Famous People Named Hanson

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Howard Hanson
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.