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Pronunciation [xwan], /ˈən/ JOO-ən (anglicized), [ˈdʒuːʌn] (Manx)
Gender Male
Word/name Spanish derivation of John
Region of origin Spain/Mexico/Philippines.
Other names
Related names John, Euan, Evan, Giovanni, Hans, Hovhannes, Ian, Ioan, Ioane, Ivan,Iban, Iven, Ifan, Jack, Jackson, Jan, Jane, Janez, Jean, Jon (disambiguation)
Pronunciation [tɕɥɛ̂n] or [tɕɥɛ́n]
Gender male
Region of origin China

Juan is a given name, the Spanish language and Manx language versions of John. It is very common in Spain (its origin) and in other Spanish-speaking communities around the world and in the Philippines, and also (pronounced differently) in the Isle of Man. The feminine form in Spanish is Juana, or Juanita in its diminutive.

The name is also common in Mexico.[citation needed]

Chinese terms[edit]

  • 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".

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