Junior: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Junior

This feels more like a nickname than an actual name, seeing as it's usually reserved for a son who has the same name as his dad. But it's in the top 1000 most popular names in the U.S., which means people are using it as a given name. It comes from the Latin root word "juvenis," meaning "youth." So if you want your son to be a junior even when he's a senior, then Junior is the perfect pick. Let's just hope he doesn't name his son Junior Jr.

Nicknames:

Well, you could maybe shorten it to Jr? Otherwise, there aren't a lot of choices.

Famous people named Junior:

Singers Junior Marvin and Junior Walker; mixed martial artist Junior dos Santos; football player Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau, Jr.; NASCAR driver Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson, Jr.

Fun fact:

Your little Junior might want to watch the 2016 animated movie Storks on repeat, seeing as the top delivery stork's name is Junior.

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