What does Juan mean?
Juan /juan/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced wahn. It is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Juan is "God is gracious". Variant of John, often used in combination with other names. Basketball player Juwan Howard; baseball player Juan Gonzales; King Juan Carlos of Spain.
How popular is Juan?
Juan is a very popular first name for men (#52 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#6507 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Juan for boys. Juan reached its apex position of #46 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is at #98 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Juan and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Juan (#98 last year) are Dejuan, Ean (#997 last year), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jan, Jean, Johan (#579), John (#26), Jon (#675), Jovan, Juwan and Sean (#193). Forms like Gian are uncommon. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4846%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3853%, 20.5% less), with versions like Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Juwan becoming somewhat outmoded. Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Johan (#579) and Sean (#193) are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, with Evan having a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)