What does Cian mean?
Cian /cian/ as a boys' name is pronounced KEE-an. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cian is "ancient". Cian Mac Mael Muad married Brian Boru's daughter Sadhbh, and played a major role in the battle of Clontarf (11th century). Variants are anglicized forms.
Affiliated boy name: Cain.Kreatif forms: Cianne, Cianny. [more]
How popular is Cian?
Cian is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Cian is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Cian for boys. Cian reached its highest rank of #6 in Ireland in the year 2001, and is at #17 presently. (Top 100 Birth Names Statistics, 2013)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cian and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Cian are Kian (#494 a year ago) and Cain (#727). These relations of Cian were popular as baby names presently (median #740). Kian is more universally found than the rest, although Cain appears to be getting popular too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Cian is pronounced similarly to Seann, Swain, Swayn, Swen, Syon, Xan, Zain▲, Zan, Zane▲, Zann and Zion▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Cahan, Cam, Chan, Chane, Chann, Chano, Chany, Con, Conn, Cowan, Coyan, Eian, Gian, Jian and Rian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cian.