What does Gian mean?
Gian /gi-an/ as a boys' name is pronounced jon. It is of Italian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gian is "God is gracious". Respelling of John, often used in combination with other names such as Giancarlo, Gianfranco, and Gianluca. Gianni is equivalent to Johnny.
Related boy name: Giovanni.
Gian has 33 more alternative forms via John, Johnny: Ean▼, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan▲, Ewan, Ewen, Giannes, Giannis, Giannos, Hans▼, Iain, Ian▲, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jan▼, Jean▼, Jehan, Jian, Jianni, Joao, Johan▲, Jon▼, Jovan▼, Juan, Juwan▼, Sean▲, Seann, Shane▲, Shaun▼, Shawn▲ and Zane▲.Kreatif forms: Giangi, Gianno, Gigian. [more]
How popular is Gian?
Gian is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent alternative forms of Gian (not in Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000 are John (#26 in 2014), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Giovanni (#125), Ivan (#132), Sean (#193), Zane (#224), Shane (#277), Johnny (#299), Shawn (#323), Gianni (#515), Johan (#579), Jon (#675), Shaun (#742), Giancarlo (#823), Ean (#997), Juwan, Jean, Ewan, Euan, Hans, Iain, Jan and Jovan. Other variants, like Eion, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Gian reached its apex in 2004 (median #483) and is almost as conventional today (#566, 16% less), but with versions like Shaun, Ean, Jon, Jovan and Jean becoming somewhat outmoded. Gianni, Zane, Giovanni, Ian, Evan, Sean, Shane, Johan and Shawn, with Evan and Giovanni having a resurgence in usage. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gian and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gian is alike in pronunciation to Gene▼, Janne, Johnn, Jonn and June▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Cian, Gahan, Gaine, Gawain, Gawan, Gawayn, Gayne, Gehan, Geno, Gino▼, Guinn, Gun, Gunn, Gunne, Gwayn, Gwayne, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gyan, Kian▲ and Rian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gian.