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Gender: Male Meaning of Junior: "young" Origin of Junior: Latin Junior's Popularity in 2017: #863

The name Junior is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "young". Junior is ranked #863 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Dads Like More Than Moms and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

The line should end with Junior Soprano. While most would expect this to be a nickname rather than an actual given name, Junior has always ranked in the US Top 1000, hitting its peak in 1925 at Number 116.

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Famous People Named Junior

Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson, Jr., American NASCAR driver
Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau, Jr., American NFL player
Junior dos Santos, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Junior Walker, stage name of Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr., American R&B singer
Norman Washington "Junior" Giscombe, English R&B singer
Junior Murvin (born Murvin Junior Smith), Jamaican reggae singer
Junior Marvin (born Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards, Jr.), Jamaican reggae singer
Júnior (born Antonio Barretto Morales), Spanish Filipino singer
Junior Savva Andreas Andre, son of musician Peter Andre and model Katie "Jordan" Price (b. 2005)
Herschel Junior Walker, American NFL player
Otis Junior Nixon, American baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Junior

Corrado John "Junior" Soprano Jr., character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Hei "Junior" Xiong, character in anime "RWBY"
"Junior," 1994 movie starring Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger, which tracks the development of Junior, a female
Andre "Junior" Johnson Jr., son on TV's "Black-ish"
Bowser Junior, character in videogames “Super Mario Bros”
Junior, top delivery stork in Warner Bros 2016 film, Storks.

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indiefendi2 Says:


It really isn't that bad.

beachbear Says:


Hey, don't diss country bumpkins.

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


This is a country bumpkin name with no originality or creativity.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I knew a JR. I thought it was short for Junior, but it was his initials...

Guest Says:


Straight to the point. I weirdly like this 😶

raevynstar Says:


Call your son this when he's young, but don't put it on the birth certificate...