Name: Juan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Juan

  • Meaning:
    God is gracious
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  • Meaning:
    God is gracious
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  • Pronunciation:
    (wahn); (JOO an)
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Miscellaneous Info for Juan

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  • Used in:
    Spanish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    This is mainly known as a Spanish name, but it is also a Manx (Gaelic language of the Isle of Man) form of John, pronounced JOO-an.

    Don Juan, who is also occasionally known as Don Giovanni, is a fictional libertine. There are various stories, but they generally involve Don Juan seducing a woman, killing her father, being sent to Hell, the Devil telling him to dress as a Jester and Don Juan refusing until he sees the one woman truly loved him.

    Juan Carlos is the current king of Spain. Juan Perón was the President of Argentina three times, and husband of Evita.

    In the USA, Juan experiences it's highest rank of popularity in Texas, where it was 8th in 2006. It was the 12th most popular name in Chile in that year.

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Popularity Rank of Juan (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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