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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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Cain.
Cian is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cian for boys (2015 statistics).
Cian is also pronounced similarly to Xan, Zan and Zion. Other suggested similar baby names are Cahan, Cam, Chan, Chane, Chann, Chano, Chany, Con, Conn, Cowan, Coyan, Eian, Gian, Jian and Rian. Like Cian, these names are not commonly used.
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