Hansel


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: “God’s grace.”

Pronunciation: (HAHN-sel)

Nicknames: Hans

Detail:  Hansel is a character of the German fairy tale “Hänsel und Gretel.”

“Hansel… so hot right now… Hansel.” – Mugatu (Zoolander)

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Gretel


Soup (1865) William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Pearl.”

Nicknames: Greta, Gret, Gretty, Grey

Detail:   In the Brother Grimm’s fairytale, Gretel and her brother Hansel are captured by a witch after stumbling across her gingerbread house in the forest. The witch intends to eat the children but they trick her and are able to make their escape.