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Cian meaning and name origin

Cian \cian\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEE-an. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cian is "ancient". Name of Brian Boru's son-in-law, who played a major role in the battle of Clontarf (11th century). Variants are anglicized forms.

Cian has 4 variant forms: Kean, Keane, Kiean and Kian.

For more information, see also the related name Cain.

Baby names that sound like Cian are Chan, Chano, Chany, Chann, Chane, Sean, Xan, Shan, Sion, Zion and Zan.

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Popularity of Cian

Cian is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Cian compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Cian only.

Popularity of name Cian
Popularity of Cian