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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.

Associated with: gracious.


Gian has 3 variants: Gianney, Gianni and Gianny.

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:
(male) Giam, Gilan, ..

(female) Ginah, Gine, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Gian for boys. Gian was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak position of #1114 in the U.S. in 2004, and is currently at #1383. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gian outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Gian (#1383 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 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), Jean (#1063), Jovan (#1122), Gianluca (#1166), Ewan (#1174), Hans (#1315), Eian (#1680), Jan (#1787), Euan, Iain, Joao and Juwan. Other variants, like Giannes, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Gian reached its apex in the 1880s (median #1591) and has become much diminished since (#857, 73% less usage), with versions like John becoming somewhat outmoded. The trendier boy names among these are Giovanni, Zane, Ivan, Gianni, Ean, Giancarlo, Johan, Ian and Evan.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giancarlo, Gianluca, Gianni, Giovanni, Hans in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iain, Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joao, Johan, John, Johnny, Jon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Sean, Shane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Iain, Ian outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names


Gian is alike in pronunciation to Gene and Jonn. Other recommended names are Adan, Alan, Aman, Aran, Arian, Ban, Bran, Brian, Chan, Cian, Dean, Doan, Eban, Eidan, Eilan, Eitan, Elan, Eran, Etan, Evian, Finan, Fran, Gab, Gad, Gahan, Gal, Galan, Garan, Gavan, Gawan, Gay, Gaz, Gehan, Gib, Gide, Gidon, Gil, Gilad, Gilam, Gili, Gilman, Gilon, Gino, Giovan, Girvan, Glen, Gram, Grant, Gray, Guinn, Gun, Gunn, Gwayn, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gyan, Ifan, Jivan, Kean, Khan, Kian, Kiran, Man, Milan, Nisan, Oran, Rian, Ryan, Shan, Stan, Tan and Twan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gian.