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Boy Name: Junior

Name: Junior
Pronunciation: \j(u)-nior\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: the younger one
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Anwar, Einar, Inar, Ejnar, Einer, Jennaro, Jenaro, Joyner, Joiner, Ynyr
Similar Names: Junio, Juniper, Junius, Junot, Munir, Senior
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 532
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 12396


Junior \j(u)-nior\ as a boy's name is pronounced JOON-yer. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Junior is "the younger one". Occasionally used as a given name, though more usually the abbreviation Jr. is used with a full name when it is identical to a father's or grandfather's name.

Baby names that sound like Junior are Anwar, Einar, Inar, Ejnar, Einer, Jennaro, Jenaro, Joyner, Joiner and Ynyr. Other similar baby names are Junio, Juniper, Junius, Junot, Munir and Senior.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Junior.


Junior is a very popular first name for men (#532 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#12396 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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