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Family name
Pronunciation ha-san, ha-shan or ha-sheen
Meaning "handsome", "good", "manly", "strong"
Region of origin Arabic, Irish, Hebrew
Related names Hassan, Hasson, Hassen, Hassin, Hasan

Hassan is an Irish, Arabic and Hebrew surname. It is spelled either Hasan, Hassan, Hassen, Hasson, Hassin, Hassine, Hacen, Hasen, Hasin, Hass, Hassa, Hasa, Haas, Cassin, Chassan, Chasan, Khassan, Khasan, Cassan, Casan, Hasso, Hassanein, Hassani, Hasani, Alhassan, Al-Hassan, Hasanov, Hasanovic, O'Hassan or Hasaan.

  • The name Hassan (Arabic: حسن‎) in Arabic means "handsome", "manly", "strong" or "good".
  • Hassan may have an eastern look but in Ireland it is the anglicized form of Ó hOsáin. It is to be distinguished from Ó hOisín and Ó hOiseáin (see Hession and Hishon). In County Londonderry, where it is numerous, it is spelt Hassan, Hassen, Hasson and Hassin. In the Monaghan Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 it appears as O'Hassan. There was a Hasson of Wexford among the "principal gentlemen" of that county in 1598, but that family was no doubt of non-Gaelic stock and a John Hassan was an influential merchant in Wexford fifty years earlier. [1][2][3][4][5][6]
  • The name Hassan (Hebrew: חסן‎) in Hebrew means "cantor", or "good cantor" derived from the Arabic "good" and the Hebrew "cantor". [7][8][9][10]


Spelling variations in different languages

  • In French: Hassan, Hassen or Hacen
  • In Spanish: Hassan, Hassán, Hacen, Hacén, Jassan, Jassán, Jasan or Jasán
  • In Russian and Bulgarian (in Cyrillic): Хасан
  • In Hebrew transcription: חסן
  • In Arabic transcription: حسن‎
  • In Armenian: Hassanian or Hasanian
  • In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lassana and Alassane, derived from al-Hassan.
  • In Finland: Hasanen for Hassan, derived from the Arabic Hassan and the Finnish ending for surnames EN.[11]
  • In Turkish: Hasan
  • In Bosnian: Hasan (as a given name) / Hasanović (as a surname)
  • In Albanian: Hasan (given name and surname)
  • In Macedonian: Hasanovski (as a surname)
  • In Croatian/Serbian: Asanović/ Hasanović (as a surname)
  • In China: Ha for Hassan, derived from the Arabic Hassan.

Popularity of the name

People named Hassan or its variants



  1. ^ By Edward Neafsey (2002). Surnames of Ireland. Irish Roots Cafe. ISBN 0940134977, 9780940134973. 
  2. ^ Irish Identity Surnames In Irish
  3. ^ Ulster Ancestry Irish Family Names
  4. ^ Surname
  5. ^ 16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames
  6. ^ Irish Ancestors Surname Hassan
  7. ^ Israel
  8. ^ Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel
  9. ^ Sephardic Surnames
  10. ^ Jewish Genealogy in Italy
  11. ^ Finland's Population Register Centre: [1] (Select "Surname search" and enter "Hasanen")
  12. ^ Southern California Synagogue Directory:[2]

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