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''Juan'' is a given name, the Spanish and Manx versions of ''John''. 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 , with feminine form (comparable to ''Jane'', ''Joan'', or ''Joanna'') , and feminine diminutive (equivalent to ''Janet'', ''Janey'', ''Joanie'', etc.). Some Chinese terms, one of which is sometimes used as a feminine given name, are sometimes also transliterated , though again pronounced differently.


Chinese terms


* ( or 娟, 隽) 'beautiful, graceful' is a common given name for Chinese women. * () 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 people


* Juan Acevedo, Mexican baseball pitcher * Juan Alberto Belloch, Spanish politician and mayor of Zaragoza * Juan Almeida Bosque, Cuban politician and one of the original commanders of the Cuban Revolution * Juan Andrés y Morell, Spanish writer and historian * Juan de Arraçola, colonial governor of Spanish Florida 1612–1613 * Juan Nekai Babauta, former governor of the Northern Mariana Islands * Juan Bosch, first 'cleanly' elected president of Dominican Republic * Juan Carlos I of Spain, King of Spain 1975–2014 * Juan Carlos Onetti, Uruguayan author * Juan Castro, Mexican baseball infielder * Juan Chioran, Argentine-Canadian actor * Juan Corona (1934–2019), Mexican serial killer * Juan Cruz (born 1978), Dominican baseball pitcher * Juan Cruz (born 1966), Spanish screenwriter and film director * Juan Aubín Cruz Manzano (born 1948), Puerto Rican politician and mayor of Manatí since 1977 * Juan R. Cruz (born 1946), Puerto Rican aerospace engineer at NASA * Juan Lazo Cruz (born 1977), Salvadoran football midfielder * Juan de la Cierva, Spanish civil engineer and pilot, inventor of the autogyro * Juan Debiedma, American computer game player * Juan Diego, first indigenous Roman Catholic saint from the Americas * Juan Domínguez, Colombian footballer * Juan Domínguez, Dominican baseball player * Juan Domínguez Lamas, Spanish footballer * Juan Domínguez Otaegui, Spanish footballer * Juan Domínguez, Spanish road racing cyclist * Juan Domingo Perón, Argentine general and politician * Juan Dong, American Plant Molecular Biologisthttps://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/dong * Juan Encarnación, Dominican baseball player * Juan Manuel Eguiagaray, Spanish politician and academic * Juan Ponce Enrile, President of the Philippine Senate 2008–2013 * Juan Fontena, Chilean basketball player * Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter * Juan González, Puerto Rican baseball player * Juan Gris, Spanish painter * Juan Fernando Hermosa (1976-1996), Ecuadorian teenage serial killer * Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturain, Spanish physicist * Juan Karlos Labajo, Filipino singer-songwriter * Juan Jesus, Brazilian footballer * Juan Leal, First Mayor of San Antonio, Texas * Juan Antonio Llorente, 18th-century historian * Juan Luis Vives, Spanish scholar and humanist * Juan Luis Arsuaga, Spanish paleontologist * Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956 * Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena, Spanish medieval writer * Juan Manuel Blanes, Uruguayan painter * Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine racing driver * Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian President * Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player * Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player * Juan Mata, Spanish footballer who plays for English club Manchester United * Juan Mateo, Dominican baseball player * Juan Miro, Catalan painter * Juan Morillo (born 1972), Venezuelan sprinter * Juan Morillo (born 1983), Dominican baseball pitcher * Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán, Colombian racing driver * Juan Nicasio, Dominican baseball player * Juan Padilla, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher * Juan Padilla, Cuban baseball second baseman * Juan Pérez (born 1978), Dominican baseball pitcher * Juan Pérez (born 1986), Dominican baseball outfielder * Juan Pérez (died before 1513), Spanish Franciscan and companion of Christopher Columbus * Juan Pérez (born 1956), American municipal politician and lawyer * Juan Pérez (born 1985), Mexican football player * Juan Pérez (born 1974), Spanish Olympic handball player * Juan Pérez Alsina, Argentine politician * Juan Pérez de Gijón (fl. 1460–1500), Spanish composer of the Renaissance * Juan Pérez de Montalbán (1602–1638), Spanish dramatist, poet and novelist * Juan Pérez de la Serna (1573–1631), seventh Archbishop of Mexico * Juan Pérez de Zurita (1516–c. 1595), Spanish conquistador * Juan José Pérez Hernández (c. 1725–1775), Spanish explorer * Juan Pérez (born 1932), Chilean Olympic cyclist * Juan Carlos Pérez (born 1981), Bolivian trap shooter * Juan de Dios Pérez (born 1980), Panamanian footballer * Juan Manuel Pérez (born 1993), Argentine footballer * Juan David Pérez (born 1991), Colombian footballer * Juan Pérez Medina (born 1960), Mexican politician and educator * Juan Perón, President of Argentina * Juan Pierre, American baseball player * Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer * Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball pitcher * Juan Rivera (fl. 1765), Spanish explorer of North America * Juan Rivera (born 1978), Venezuelan baseball outfielder * Juan Rivera (born 1972), American wrongfully convicted three times of a rape and murder * Juan Rivera, American singer and actor * Juan Rojas (died 1578), Catholic prelate * Juan Roman Riquelme, Argentine footballer * Juan Rosai (1940–2020), Italian-American pathologist * Juan Rulfo (1917–1986), Mexican author * Juan Sebastián Elcano, Spanish explorer * Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer * Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer * Juan Pablo Sorín (born 1976), Argentinian footballer * Juan Thornhill (born 1996), American football player * Juan Toscano, Mexican basketball player * Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American World Airways * Juan Uder (1927–2020), Argentine basketball player * Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball infielder * Juan Valdez, colonial governor of Texas * Juan Vasquez (disambiguation), several people * Juan de Yepes Álvarez, Spanish poet and Catholic Saint (Saint John of the Cross)


Manx people with the name


* Juan Noa, poet * Juan Turner, politician, businessman, and media personality * Juan Watterson, politician


Fictional characters


* Don Juan, the main character of the Philippine story ''Ibong Adarna'' * Juan, a character in the ''Pokémon'' universe * Juan Cabrillo, the main character of the book series Oregon Files * Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz, a character of the ''Sons of Anarchy'' television series * Juan Crisóstomo Ibarra, the main character of Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tángere * Juan Rico, a Filipino character from the novel ''Starship Troopers'' * Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, a character from the Highlander film series * Juan Tamad, a character in Philippine folklore * Juan Valdez a coffee branding character * Juan, a character in ''Barney and Friends'' * Juan, a character in ''The ABCs of Death''


See also


* Alternate forms for the name John * Don Juan (disambiguation) * João, the corresponding Portuguese name * Joan (first name), the corresponding Catalan name * Jean (male given name), the corresponding French name * John (given name), the corresponding English name * San Juan (disambiguation) * Tropical Storm Juan (disambiguation), a list of hurricanes, typhoons and storms named Juan * Juan Station, and Juan-dong, in Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea * Jwan (disambiguation) * Juwan (disambiguation)


References


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