Juan (pr. hwan; Forvo) is a Spanish and Manx name, the Spanish form of John which comes from Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Juan is also a Chinese female name meaning 娟 “beautiful, graceful” though there are other meanings depending on the characters used. Juan is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • ju 寿 “longevity; long life; congratulations”;
  • ju 樹 “timber; trees; wood; plant”;
  • ju 珠 “pearl”;


  • an 安 “calm, peaceful”;
  • an 杏 “apricot”;
  • an 庵 “hermitage; retreat”;
  • an 愛 “love, affection”.

Written in hiragana it’s じゅあん.

Origin: Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese


Female forms:



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