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Pronunciation [xwan], /ˈən/ JOO-ən (anglicized), [ˈdʒuːʌn] (Manx)
Gender Male
Word/name Spanish derivation of John
Meaning "The Lord is gracious" Yohanan
Region of origin Spain
Other names
Related names Juana, John
Pronunciation [tɕɥɛ̂n] or [tɕɥɛ́n]
Gender Female (娟, 绢, 隽, etc.) or Unisexual
Word/name Chinese
Region of origin China

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/.