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Pronunciation[xwan], [hwan] (Spanish);[ˈJuːʌn] (English); [ˈdʒuːʌn] (Manx)
Other gender
FeminineJuana (Spanish)
Word/nameSpanish derivation of John
or Manx derivation of John
Region of originSpain/Latin America/Philippines
Isle of Man
Other names
Pet form(s)Juanito (Spanish)
Related namesJohn, Euan, Evan, Giovanni, Hans, Hovhannes, Ian, Ioan, Ioane, Ivan, Iban, Iven, Ifan, Jack, Jackson, Jan, Jane, Janez, Jean, Joan, João, Johan/Johann, Johanan, Johannes, Jon, Jonne, Jovan, Juhani, Seán, Shane, Siôn, Yahya, Yohannes

Juan is a given name, the Spanish and Manx versions of John.[1] The name is of Hebrew origin and has the meaning "Gift from God". It is very common in Spain and in other Spanish-speaking communities around the world and in the Philippines, and also (pronounced differently) in the Isle of Man. The name is becoming popular around the world and can be pronounced differently according that region. In Spanish, the diminutive form (equivalent to Johnny) is Juanito, with feminine form (comparable to Jane, Joan, or Joanna) Juana, and feminine diminutive Juanita (equivalent to Janet, Janey, Joanie, etc.).

Chinese terms[edit]

  • Juan (Mandarin pronunciation: [tɕɥɛ̂n] or [tɕɥɛ́n] 娟, 隽) 'beautiful, graceful' is a common given name for Chinese women.
  • Juan ([tɕɥɛ̀n]) The Chinese character , which in Mandarin is almost homophonic with the characters for the female name, is a division of a traditional Chinese manuscript or book and can be translated as 'fascicle', 'scroll', 'chapter', or 'volume'.

Notable people[edit]

Manx people with the name[edit]

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  1. ^ Albaigès, Josep M.; Olivart, J. M. A. (1993). Diccionario de nombres de personas (in Spanish). Universitat de Barcelona. p. 149. ISBN 978-84-475-0264-6. Retrieved 15 September 2018.