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Gender: M Meaning of Juan: "the Lord is gracious" Origin of Juan: Spanish variation of John Juan's Popularity in 2015: #114

Juan, the Spanish version of John, is ubiquitous in the Spanish-speaking world, and is familiar to all ethnicities via such references as Don Juan and San Juan. It is rarely heard outside the Latino community, but enough of them have used it to keep it a Top 100 name from 1970 to 2013; it now sits at Number 114.

Juan has countless high-achieving namesakes in the world of sports.

Famous People Named Juan

Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias), King of Spain
Juan Carlos Teresa Silverio Alfonso de Borbón y Battenberg, Infante of Spain, Count of Barcelona (father of Juan Carlos)
Juan Domingo Peron, 29th and 40th President of Argentina
Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish explorer and conquistador
Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentine politician and army officer
Juan Manuel Mata (Garcia), Spanish footballer
Juan Gabriel Pareja, American actor
Juan Ramon Jimenez (Mantecon), Spanish poet, winner of the Nobel Prize
Juan Gris (born Jose Victoriano [Carmelo Carlos] Gonzalez-Perez), Spanish Cubist sculptor
Juan Tizol, Puerto Rican jazz trombonist
Juan Pablo Galavis (Guinand), Venezuelan footballer and reality TV personality ("The Bachelor")
Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player
Juan Cespedes Uribe, Dominican baseball player
Juan Manuel Santos, 32nd President of Colombia
Juan Emilio Bosch, 43rd President of the Dominican Republic
Juan Almeida Bosque, Cuban revolutionary

Pop Culture References for the name Juan

Juan Castillo, character in telenovela "Destinos"
Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz, character on TV's Sons of Anarchy
Juan Corrida, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Dom Juan, character in "Dom Juan" by Moliere
Don Juan, epic poem by Lord Byron and its main character
Don Juan, main character in Philippine story "Ibong Adarna"
Juan, water-type gym leader in the Pokémon video games
Juan Cabrillo, main character in "Oregon Files" by Clive Cussler
Juan Rico, character in Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers"
Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, character in the Highlander movie series
Juan Tamad, character in Philippine folklore
Juan Valdez, coffee mascot
Juan Tomás, character in John Steinbeck's "The Pearl"
Juan Borgia, from "The Borgias," the second eldest son to Rodrigo Borgia and Vanozza Dei Cattenei

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