Juan: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Juan

The Spanish variation of John, meaning “the Lord is gracious.” It isn’t heard much outside the Latino community, but its usage there has kept it on the most popular list. If you have twins and a flair for exotic-sounding names, you can name them Juan and Amal — and then say, “If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.” HAHAHAHA … ha … ha … ahem.

Nicknames:

Juanito.

Famous people named Juan:

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon; actor Juan Pareja; poet and Nobel Prize Winner Juan Jiminez; Cuban revolutionary Juan Almeida Bosque.

Fun fact:

The legendary Spanish character Don Juan was known for his seduction of women, so sometimes a ladies’ man is known as a “Don Juan.”

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