The name Hansel is a boys name of German origin meaning God is gracious.
What does Gretel mean?
In German Baby Names the meaning of the name Gretel is: meaning pearl. Famous bearer: heroine of the German folk tale Hansel and Gretel.
What does Hansel mean in German?
The name Hansel (German: Hänsel) is a variant, meaning little Hans. Another variant with the same meaning is Hänschen, found in the German proverb Was Hänschen nicht lernt, lernt Hans nimmermehr, which translates roughly as: What Hansel doesnt learn, Hans will never learn.
What is Gretchen short for?
Gretchen is the German diminutive of Margareta (Margaret). Margareta, like Margaret, both originated from the Hebrew “margaron” meaning “pearl” (as a diminutive form, Gretchen therefore means “little pearl”).
Is Gretel and Hansel rated R?
Hansel & Gretel is now rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language.