What does Junior mean?
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.
(male) Janior, Juniorie, ..
(female) Juniorae, Juniori, .. Middle name pairings:
Junior Orrin (J.O.), ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Junior for boys. 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)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of the boy name Junior and associated 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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.