Juan

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Juan
Pronunciation [xwan], /ˈən/ JOO-ən (anglicized), [ˈdʒuːʌn] (Manx)
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Spanish derivation of John
Meaning "The Lord is gracious" Yohanan
Region of origin Spain
Other names
Related names John, Evan, Giovanni, Hans, Hovhannes, Ian, Ioan, Ioane, Ivan, Iven, Ifan, Jack, Jackson, Jan, Jane, Janez, Jean, Jhon, Joan, João, Johan/Johann, Johanan, Johannes, Jonne, Jovan, Juhani, Seán, Shane, Siôn, Yahya, Yohannes
Juan
Pronunciation [tɕɥɛ̂n] or [tɕɥɛ́n]
Gender Female (娟, 绢, 隽, etc.) or Unisexual
Origin
Word/name Chinese
Region of origin China
Other names
Related names juanita

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

Juan (Mandarin pronunciation: [tɕɥɛ̂n] or [tɕɥɛ́n];[1] 娟, 隽) "beautiful, graceful" is also commonly used as a given name for Chinese women. The Chinese character "", which is almost (being pronounced [tɕɥɛ̀n]) 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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  1. ^ An approximation of the pronunciation in English is /ˈjuːæn/.