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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Janior, Jenior, Johnnior. [more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Junior for boys. Junior was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #146 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #818. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Recommended similar baby names are Abnor, Connor, Jabir, Jair, Janko, Janson, Jeno, Jenson, Jino, Juli, Julien, Julio, Junio, Juniper, Junius, Junot, Juri, Jurik, Landor, Menor, Munir, Prior, Sandor, Senior and Tudor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Junior.