Junior - boys name

Junior name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Junior name meaning:

The name "Junior" is a common designation given to a boy who shares the same name as his father or a relative, usually a direct male ancestor. The term "Junior" is derived from the Latin word "juvenis," meaning "young," and it is used to indicate that the person is younger or the son of someone with the same name. It is typically given as a suffix to the first name, followed by a comma and the father's full name.

The use of the name "Junior" serves as a way to distinguish between two individuals with the same name within a family or community. It can also be seen as a way to honor and pay homage to the father or relative, as it symbolizes a continuation of the family name and legacy. While the name "Junior" is most commonly used in English-speaking countries, similar naming traditions can be found in various cultures around the world, reflecting the importance of lineage and family ties.

Origin: English

The young, child.

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 390 out of 4789

112 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (233)

Historical popularity of Junior

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