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Meaning and name origin

Gian \gian\ as a boy's 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.


Gian has 3 variant forms: Gianney, Gianni and Gianny.

For more information, see also the related boy name Giovanni.


Gian is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#84622 out of 88799, Top 95%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Giovanni (#125), Johnny (#299), Gianni (#515) and Giancarlo (#823). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giancarlo, Gianni, Giovanni, John, Johnny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John, Johnny outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gian is also pronounced similarly to Jan, Jean and Jian. Other suggested similar baby names are Cian, Eian, Gahan, Gawan, Gehan, Gino, Guinn, Gun, Gunn, Gwayn, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gyan, Kian and Rian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gian.