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Girl Names Ending with -ian

Ian ending baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. -ian names are used more often as masculine names. These girl names were at the top of their popularity 116 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.57%) and are somewhat less popular today (ADOPTION 0.84%, 47% LESS), with names like Gillian becoming less stylish. Lilian (#565) and Vivian (#95) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, while Willian (TOP 50%) and Golian (49%) are popular -ian last names. Here is the list of -ian names for boys.

-ian names

Adrian - Jadrian | Jilian - Vivian

Adrian - Jadrian

Adrienne and variants

Aydrian, Adrian
Forms of Adrienne. Stems fr. Latin. "From Hadria." Adriann is also a moderately common baby name.

Form of Ceri. Root fr. Welsh element. "Fair, blessed poetry." Rare. Compare Cerian with popular -ian surnames Chian (TOP 89%), Serian (80%). See also Ceria.

Form of Carol. Derivative of Old German word. "Free man." Unconventional. Charmian is not listed in the US Census. See also Charmin.

Sharmian1, Charmian2
Var. of Charlotte. Source fr. Old German language. "Free man." Charmian and Sharmian are unconventional women's names.

Sharmian2, Charmian3
Var. of Charmaine. Root fr. English language. "Charm." Uncommon, with the unusual -an ending for Charmian, Sharmian, like Carlan, Carolan.

Charmian4, var. Sharmian3
Based on Greek language. "Delight." Outside Top 2000.

Christian and variants

Christian1, var. Kristian, Khristian, Cristian, Chrystian
Stems fr. Latin word. "Follower of Christ." Usage of Christian and variants as baby names in 2016 was 52.4% less than the previous decade.


Var. of Christina. Derived fr. Latin language. "Follower of Christ." Also used for boys. Christian is in the Top 2000.

Form of Damia. Root fr. Greek language. Possibly means "to tame", although the .. Damin (TOP 59%), Daman (22%) are familiar surnames. Gender-neutral name.

Daria and variants

Dorian1, Darrian, Darian1
Var. of Daria. Derived fr. Greek, Persian elements. "Maintains possessions well." Darian has dwindled in popularity as a birth name since 1994.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ian names: Adrian, Christian, Cristian, Darian, Darrian

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ian names: Dian, Dorian, Gillian, Jillian, Kristian


Form of Dara. Derived fr. Hebrew word. "Nugget of wisdom." Also used for boys. Darian is a rarely occurring feminine name, occurring commonly (UPPER 47%) as a last name.


Var. of Diana. Stems fr. Latin word. "Divine." A somewhat offbeat girls' name, Dian occurs fairly frequently as a last name. See also Dane.

Source fr. Old English. "Idol, god." Delian and Dilin are creative forms. See also Dillon.

Doria and variants

Dorrian, Dorian2
Var. of Doria. Derived fr. Greek language. "From Doris; gift." Dorian is prevalent as a baby name among the variant forms of Doria.

Var. of Doris. Derived fr. Greek element. "From Doris; gift." Unisex name. Dorian is commonly used as a baby name among the variations of Doris.

Stems fr. Welsh. "Silver." Also a boys' name. Scarce as a birth name, but Eirian is comparable to the more conventional Erinn.

Var. of Eliana. Source fr. Hebrew element. "My God has answered." Gender-neutral name. Unique. Elian, like Eavan, ends with the androgynous -an.

Gillian and variants

Gillian, var. Jyllian, Jillian, Gilian, Ghillian, Ghilian
Origin fr. Latin. "Youthful." Gillian and variants became less trendy in 2016, falling -256 positions as baby names with Gillian leading the decline.

Stems fr. Welsh. "White flood." Gwenllian was not among 2016's Top names.

Form of Jade. Origin fr. English word. "Precious stone." Gender-neutral name. Jadrian is not in the Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ian names for girls.

1. Adrian - Jadrian
Adrienne [Adrian, Aydrian], Ceri [Cerian], Carol [Charmian], Charlotte [Sharmian, Charmian], Charmaine [Sharmian, Charmian], Charmian [Sharmian], Christian [Kristian, Cristian, Khristian, Chrystian], Christina [Christian], Damia [Damian], Daria [Dorian, Darian, Darrian], Dara [Darian], Diana [Dian], Dillian, Doria [Dorian, Dorrian], Doris [Dorian], Eirian, Eliana [Elian], Gillian [Gilian, Jyllian, Jillian, Ghilian, Ghillian], Gwenllian, Jade [Jadrian]

Jill [Jilian, Jillian], Jillian [Jilian], Kady [Kadian], Kristen [Kristian], Kristine [Kristian], Lily [Lilian], Lillian [Lilian], Lori [Lorian], Mary [Marian], Marion [Marian], Marian, Miriam [Mirian], Ryan [Rian], Sian, Siobhan [Siobhian], Tirion [Tirian], Tivian, Troian, Viridiana [Viridian], Vivian

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