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What does Junior mean?

Junior Pronunciation of Junior [ju-nior] as a boys' name is pronounced JOON-yer. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Junior is "the younger one". Occasionally used as a given name, though more usually the abbreviation Jr is used with a full name when it is identical to a father's or grandfather's name.

Variations

Creative forms:
(male) Janior, Johnor, ..

(female) Junila, ..

Middle name pairings:
Junior Isiah (J.I.), ..

How popular is Junior?

Junior is a very prominent first name for males (#532 out of 1220, Top 44%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13931 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Junior reached its peak rank of #134 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #830. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Junior name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Junior outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only other popular varying form of Junior (#830 a year ago) is Jr. These forms of Junior were popular in the 1920s (usage of 0.12%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.01%, 88.1%), with the form Junior becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Junior, Jr in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Junior and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abnor, Andor, Connor, Conor, Jabir, Jair, Janko, Jano, Janos, Janson, Javier, Jeno, Jenson, Jino, Jonson, Juanito, Judson, Juli, Julian, Julien, Julio, Julius, June, Juneau, Junio, Juniper, Junius, Junot, Jupiter, Juri, Jurian, Jurik, Justo, Konnor, Konor, Landor, Menor, Mentor, Minor, Munir, Mynor, Prior, Sandor, Senior, Sior, Tudor, Winsor and Wynfor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Junior.

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