Quick Facts on Junior
- English, Latin
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Characteristics of Junior
Etymology & Historical Origin - Junior
Junior is usually the suffix given to a son who has the same name as his father, so the “Senior” and “Junior” titles would serve to distinguish the two individuals from one another. Generally speaking, these suffixes are rendered in their abbreviated form (i.e., Sr. and Jr.); although Junior is also a common nickname for any young boy. The word comes from the Latin “juvenis” meaning “youth, young” (which also gave the English “juvenile”). As an independently given name, Junior is extremely informal and therefore not super common. It is mostly popular in the United States but used with limited frequency in Australia and Canada.
Popularity of the Name Junior
Oddly enough, American parents have been bestowing this colloquial name on their baby boys since the late 1800s. This surprised us. Not only that, but Junior was actually quite common during the 1920s when the name almost (but not quite) secured a position on the Top 100 list. After that, Junior dropped down the charts and came close to disappearing altogether in the 1970s but has somehow managed to bounce back a little. Don’t get us wrong; Junior is not a name used very commonly. It’s a choice for the non-traditional, relaxed and informal parent. Naming one’s boy “Junior” as an outright given name as opposed to a nickname is risky. The name lacks any kind of individuality or identity. It’s more of a youthful title to signify a boy as someone’s son. It’s very casual and childlike, so it may not age too well over time. We say this one is better left as a nickname. It’s darling – we’ll give you that – but it’s just way, way, WAY too colloquial.
Popularity of the Boy Name Junior
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Junior
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Junior
Junior We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Junior.
Popular Songs on Junior
Junior - a song by John Mellencamp
Junior - a song by Widespread Panic
Junior Saw it Happen - a song by the Steve Miller Band
Junior Suite - a song by Vanessa Paradis
Song for Junior - a song by the Beastie Boys [explicit]
Children's Books on the Baby Name Junior
Junior's Adventures (Dave Ramsey) - Boxed set of 6 books on Life lessons with Junior. Includes the following titles: The Super Red Racer: Junior Discover Work; My Fantastic Fieldtrip: Junior Discovers Saving; Battle of the Chores: Junior Discovers Debt; Adventures in Space: Junior Discovers Contentment; The Big Birthday Surprise: Junior Discovers Giving; Careless at the Carnival: Junior Discovers Spending; and A Special Thank You: Junior Discovers Integrity. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Junior
Famous People Named Junior - Junior Seau (b. Tiaina Baul Seau Jr., football player)
Children of Famous People Named Junior
Famous People Who Named Their Son Junior - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Junior.
Junior - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Junior - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Junior.
Personality of the Boy Name Junior
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Junior