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Juan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Juan is of Chinese origin.

The meaning of Juan is "graciousness".  

It is also of Spanish origin, where its meaning is "G-d is gracious".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 12367  in baby name popularity for girls with 8 occurrences.  It ranked 98 in popular baby names for boys with 3887 occurrences. 

View the Juan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Juan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Juan to other names.


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Related Names

The name Juana is a form of Juan.

Juan has the diminutive (nickname) Juanito.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Juan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Juan.

Just for fun, see the name Juan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Juan in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Traditionally, Chinese given names have one or two characters, and are written AFTER the family name. Sometimes the first character of a Chinese given name is a generation name, a name shared by all members of a particular generation within an extended family.

Males are often given names which are linked to strength and firmness and females to names associated with beauty and flowers. Chinese children are never named after a famous person or an elder in the family as this is considered offensive.

Full names are used to address someone informally, and a salutation along with the family name is used to address someone formally. For example, Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets would be addressed as Yao Ming informally and Mr. Yao formally.

Some Chinese people who emigrate to or do business in Western nations, reverse the order of their names as a way of Westernizing their names. For example the cellist and composer Yo-Yo Ma, whose family name is Ma.