What does Sian mean?
Sian \sian\ as a girls' name is pronounced shaahn. It is of Welsh and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sian is "God's grace". Variant of Jane. See also Seana, Shana, Shanae, and Shawna. Actress Sian Phillips.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Shan.
Sian has 28 more different forms via Jane, Seana, Shana, Shanae, Shawna: Gianna, Iva▼, Ivana, Jan▼, Jana▼, Jany, Jean▼, Jinna, Joan▼, Joana▼, Juana▼, Sean, Seana, Seanna, Shan, Shana▼, Shanah, Shanay, Shanda▼, Shandi, Shanea, Shania▼, Shanna▼, Shaun, Shauna▼, Shawni, Shene and Sinead.
Sian is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#41722 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Sian for girls. Sian reached its peak rank of #80 in England in the year 1998, but is not ranked currently. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Gianna (#95 in 2014), Iva, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Jane (#322), Jean, Joan, Joana, Juana, Shana, Shanae, Shanda, Shania, Shanna, Shauna, Shawna and Sinead are the popular varying forms of Sian listed in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3669%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0833%, down 77.3%), with versions like Shanae, Shanda, Shania, Shanna and Shawna becoming somewhat dated. Gianna (#95) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Sian and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Sian is alike in pronunciation to San, Sine and Zin. Other recommended similar baby names are Dian▼, Rian, Sam, Sana, Shan-, Shane, Shani, Siena, Sima, Simah, Sina▼ and Sinny. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sian.