The present invention relates to ergonomically designed clothing hangers adapted for ease of hand-carrying and hanging on a closet rod. These ergonomic hanger designs feature a rod hook or suspension portion that includes at least two, and preferably three, linearly arrayed curved regions each adapted to economically engage an adult human finger. In this way, for example, the index, middle, and ring fingers of one hand of a person carrying the hanger can easily and comfortably grasp the hanger by the suspension portion. When simultaneously carrying one or several such clothing hangers loaded with clothes, the resultant load is better distributed across the person's hand, allowing for easier, more comfortable, and less fatiguing transportation of the clothing item(s) hanging on the hangers. In preferred embodiments, at least one of the curved regions (often the central or second region among three) is also adapted to conform to the outer dimension and shape of a closet rod.