Meaning and Origin of: Juan

Meaning and Origin of Juan

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God's grace
  • Spanish : God is gracious, the grace
  • Hebrew : Gift from God

What does Juan mean and stand for?

The name Juan is of Hebrew origin and means "gift from God." It is the Spanish version of John and has been in use since the Middle Ages.

Syllables: 1

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : from the personal name Juan, Spanish equivalent of John.


According to Social Security Administration data, Juan has recently been decreasing in popularity. It held a spot in the top 100 from 2000 to 2015 before slightly declining. Despite the decline, Juan remains in the top 150.

However, it is the 15th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Juan was at its peak popularity in September 2016.

Juan is a particularly popular namesake in the sports world, with namesakes such as footballer Juan Manuel Mata (Garcia), tennis player Juan Martín del Potro, and baseball player Juan Cespedes Uribe to name a few. It is also the name of various Argentinian presidents. Juan has also been a popular name for fictional characters, appearing in Sons of Anarchy, Ace Attorney, and Lord Byron's epic poem "Don Juan."

Where is it Popular?

Juan was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Juan

  • Juanito

Pairs well with these middle names