What does Gian mean?
Gian \gian\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the 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.
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 (#unlisted) 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. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in 2004 (usage of 0.5169%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4335%, down 16.1%), with versions like Shaun, Ean, Jon, Jovan and Jean becoming somewhat outmoded. The trendier boy names among these are Gianni (#515), Zane (#224), Giovanni (#125), Ian (#77) and Evan (#58), 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)