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Boy Names Ending with -yan

Yan ending baby names and what they mean, with 22 results. -yan names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1990 (USAGE OF 1.8%) and have become significantly less widespread since (USAGE 0.5%, 69.3%), with names such as Ryan becoming less fashionable. Munyan (TOP 23%) and Guyan (54%) are familiar -yan last names.

-yan names

Adreyan - Udayan | Valeryan - Vivyan

Adreyan - Udayan

Adryan, Adreeyan, Adreyan
Var. of Adrian. Derived fr. Latin element. "From Hadria." Adriyan is a marginally favored boys' name.


Source fr. English element. .. Actor Bryan Brown. Common as surname. Compare Bryan (TOP 1%) with popular -an surnames Bian (TOP 32%), Bean (1%). See also Brann.

Var. of Brian. Root fr. Celtic, Irish, Gaelic. "High, noble." Bryan is in the Top 2000. See also Brown.

English name of uncertain meaning, though .. Rather uncommon as a baby name, Bunyan exists more conventionally as a last name.

Cheyenne and variants

Shayan1, Chayan
Var. of Cheyenne. From Native American Indian element. "Unintelligible speakers." Less used today. Shayan was the variant last listed (2015) in the Top 2000.

Origin fr. French. "Modest." Coyan was not a Top birth name in 2016.

Davyan, Daivyan
Var. of Davian. Modern combined name of David and .. Daivyan and Davyan are not frequently adopted as boys' names.

Demyan, Damyan
Forms of Damian. Derived fr. Greek language. .. The Belgian priest Father Damien is .. Daimyan and Dumyan are creative forms.

Form of Darrien. Modern combined name .. Darryan is an uncommonly used given name. See also Daran.

Yemelyan, Emilyan
Forms of Emil. Stems fr. Latin word. "Rival; laborious; eager." Emilyan and Yemelyan are rarely used first names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -yan names: Bryan, Ryan, Shayan

Var. of Fabian. From Latin element. "Bean." Unusual, with the -an ending for Fabyan, like Furman, Fran.

Var. of Florian. Derivative of Latin. "Flower." Not in popularity charts.

From Hindi, Sanskrit elements. "Wisdom, enlightenment." Unconventional. Gyan is not listed in the US Demographics.

Var. of Julian. Origin fr. Latin element. "Youthful; Jove's child." Unique. Julyan, similar to Juwan, has the favored androgynous-sounding -an ending.

Var. of Lucian. Root fr. Latin element. "Light." Lukyan was not a Top birth name in 2016. See also Lucan.

Var. of Rohan. Based on Irish, Sanskrit words. "Red-haired, red; ascending." Compare surnames Roya (UPPER 58%), Rogan (5%). See also Rowan.


Origin fr. Gaelic element. "King." Adoption of Ryan as a boys' name in 2016 was down 2.1% compared to the previous year. Cross-gender use.

Root fr. Native American Indian. "Unintelligible speakers." Unisex name. Adoption of Shayan was more pronounced among parents in 2014.

Var. of Cipriano. Source fr. Spanish, Greek words. "From Cyprus." Unusual. Sipryan, similar to Sherman, Shayan, ends with -an.

Derived fr. Hindi element. "Rising, showing up." Not in Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -yan names for boys.

1. Adreyan - Udayan
Adrian [Adryan, Adreyan, Adreeyan], Bryan, Brian [Bryan], Bunyan, Cheyenne [Shayan, Chayan], Coyan, Davian [Davyan, Daivyan], Damian [Demyan, Damyan], Darrien [Darryan], Emil [Emilyan, Yemelyan], Fabian [Fabyan], Florian [Floryan], Gyan, Julian [Julyan], Lucian [Lukyan], Rohan [Royan], Ryan, Shayan, Cipriano [Sipryan], Udayan

Valerian [Valeryan], Vivian [Vyvyan, Vivyan]

Usage comparison for -yan names