Juan is a given name, the Spanish and Manx versions of John.[1] It is very common in Spain and in other Spanish-speaking communities around the world and in the Philippines, and also (pronounced differently) in the Isle of Man. In Spanish, the diminutive form (equivalent to Johnny) is Juanito, with feminine form (comparable to Jane, Joan, or Joanna) Juana, and feminine diminutive Juanita (equivalent to Janet, Janey, Joanie, etc.).

Pronunciation[xwan], [hwan] (Spanish); [ˈdʒuːʌn] (Manx)
Other gender
FeminineJuana (Spanish)
Word/nameSpanish derivation of John
or Manx derivation of John
Region of originSpain/Latin America/Philippines
Isle of Man
Other names
Pet form(s)Juanito (Spanish)
Related namesJohn, Euan, Evan, Giovanni, Hans, Hovhannes, Ian, Ioan, Ioane, Ivan, Iban, Iven, Ifan, Jack, Jackson, Jan, Jane, Janez, Jean, Joan, João, Johan/Johann, Johanan, Johannes, Jon, Jonne, Jovan, Juhani, Seán, Shane, Siôn, Yahya, Yohannes

Chinese termsEdit

  • Juan (Mandarin pronunciation: [tɕɥɛ̂n] or [tɕɥɛ́n] 娟, 隽) 'beautiful, graceful' is a common given name for Chinese women.
  • Juan ([tɕɥɛ̀n]) The Chinese character , which in Mandarin is almost homophonic with the characters for the female name, is a division of a traditional Chinese manuscript or book and can be translated as 'fascicle', 'scroll', 'chapter', or 'volume'.

Notable peopleEdit

Manx people with the nameEdit

Fictional charactersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Albaigès, Josep M.; Olivart, J. M. A. (1993). Diccionario de nombres de personas (in Spanish). Universitat de Barcelona. p. 149. ISBN 978-84-475-0264-6. Retrieved 15 September 2018.