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Gender: male
Pronunciation: hwahn, wahn, JOO-an
Meaning: God is gracious
Related Names: Johannes, John, Jon, Jose, Juana, Juancarlos, Juanita, Juanito, Juanluis, Juanna, Juanpablo, Juwan

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 55


Name: juan Origin: Spanish,, Meaning (no case): god is gracious



The name Juan is a Spanish version of the popular name John meaning “God is gracious.” Additionally, Juan is a Gaelic version of John from the Manx language, stemming from the isle of Man.

Juan Carlos I (aka Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias) is the King of Spain since 1975.[1]


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Juan ranked as the 52nd most popular male first name, the 1,858th most popular female first name and the 6,595th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every decade since 1880.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (48th) through 2007 (63rd).

United States Popularity of the boy's name Juan in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2007 Rank:63rd
  • Year: 2006 Rank:61st
  • Year: 2005 Rank:55th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:54th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:55th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:54th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:54th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:48th


  • December 9th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Juan Diego.[1]


  • “Don Juan” is a fictional literary figure who successfully seduces women. Subsequently, “Don Juan” has become synonymous with ladies’ men who are powerful in the art of seduction.
  • “Juan” was the name of a category two hurricane during the 2003 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which struck eastern Canada. [1]
  • “Juan Valdez” is a fictional character who has become synonymous with Colombian coffee through a variety of television advertisements.


  • Juan Alberto González Vázquez – Professional Major League Baseball (MLB) player (right fielder) who was named the American League’s (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1996 and 1998. He was also an All Star in 1993, 1998 and 2001.[1]
  • Juan Domingo Peron – 29th and 41st President of Argentina during the 20th century who was married to the famous Evita or María Eva Duarte de Perón.[1]
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez – Won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1956.
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat (nicknamed Mosquito) – Professional tennis player from Spain who reached number one in the World Rankings in 2003 when he won the French Open singles title.[1]



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about JuanRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 4  +
Meaning God is gracious  +
Meaningnc god is gracious  +
Name juan  +
Origin Spanish  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation hwahn, wahn, JOO-an  +
Rank in 2000s 55  +
Related Johannes  +, John  +, Jon  +, Jose  +, Juana  +, Juancarlos  +, Juanita  +, Juanito  +, Juanluis  +, Juanna  +, Juanpablo  +, and Juwan  +
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