Juan Name Meaning & Origin

Juan

Pronunciation: KHWAHN (key)

Origin of the name Juan:

Highly popular Spanish cognate of John (God is gracious). The name is ultimately derived from the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan which is derived from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious). The name, borne in the Bible by a kinsman and forerunner of Jesus, John the Baptist, is borne by Spanish King Juan Carlos (b. 1938).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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The name of one of the four evangelists in Spanish. The others are Mateo, Marcos and Lucas.

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Juan is a popular building block for double names in Spanish: Juan Carlos, Juan Daniel, Juan Jose, Juan Luis and Juan Manuel are all common.

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Juanillo Juanito Johnny

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Famous real-life people named Juan: | Edit

Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter
Juan Carlos, King of Spain
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, European explorer of the California coast.
Juan Rulfo, author
Juan Peron, Argentine ruler
Juan Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI

Juan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Juan Epstein, character from the '70s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter
Juan Valdez, "representative" of Colombian coffee
Juan, character (based in history) on Showtime's popular TV series "The Borgias"
Juan, American Girl Josefina Montoya's oldest nephew

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