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Ian meaning and name origin
Ian \ian\ as a boy's name is pronounced EE-an, EYE-an. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ian is "God is gracious". Variant of John. Iain is the normal Scottish Gaelic spelling. Author Ian Fleming; actor Ian McKellen.
Ian is also pronounced similarly to Eian, Euan, Ewan, Ieuan, Iwan, Juan, Wain, Wayn, Win, Wyn and Yann. Other suggested similar baby names are Ban, Dan, Han, Idan, Ifan, Ilan, Iman, Ivan, Jan, Man, Tan, Van, Xan and Zan.
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Popularity of Ian
Ian is a very popular first name for males (#263 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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