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Gender: Female Pronunciation: HWAHN-ah Origin of Juana: Spanish, feminine variation of Juan

The name Juana is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Juana and is often added to lists like International Variations of Jane and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".

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Juana has not achieved the popularity in the U.S. of the male version Juan. Whereas Juan has made it almost to the Top 50 on the U. S. hit parade, sister Juana has barely entered the thousand most popular.

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Famous People Named Juana

Juana la Loca, epithet of Joanna, Queen of Castile and Leon
Juana Enriquez de Córdoba, Queen consort of John II of Aragon
Juana Manuel, Queen consort of Henry II of Castile
Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun, scholar and poet
Juana de la Caridad "Juanita" Castro (Ruz), sister of Cuban Presidents Fidel and Raúl Castro
Juana Manuela Gorriti, Argentine novelist
Juana Fernández Morales de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet
Juana Rosario Molina (Villafañe), Argentine singer-songwriter
Juana Maria, the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, inspiration for Scott O'Dell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins "
Juana María de los Dolores "Juanita" de León Smith, Lady Smith, Spanish wife of Harry Smith, Governor of the Cape Colony

Pop Culture References for the name Juana

Juana, character in John Steinbeck's book, "The Pearl"
"Juana Iris," Mexican telenovela and its main character

Juannia, Juanna, Juanita, Joanita, Janina, Yuana