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What does Jian mean?

Jian Pronunciation of Jian [jian] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Jian means "God is gracious". Jian is a variant form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


Jian has 1 variant: Juwan.

41 more relations via John: Ean, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Gianni, Hans, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jack, Jan, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean, Jehan, Jens, Jianni, Joao, Jock, Johan, Johann, Johnn, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jovan, Juan, Sean, Seann, Shane, Shaun, Shawn and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaan, Jaian, ..

(female) Jianz, Jine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jian Franklin (J.F.), ..

How popular is Jian?

Jian is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#42217 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. John (#26 from current records), Jack (#40), Evan (#67), Ian (#76), Juan (#114), Ivan (#138), Sean (#211), Zane (#233), Shane (#295), Shawn (#352), Johan (#553), Gianni (#564), Jon (#737), Shaun (#769), Ean (#977), Jovan (#1154), Jean (#1190), Gian (#1221), Ewan (#1284), Johann (#1292), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677), Juwan, Jens, Eian, Euan, Iain, Joao and Jock are the prominent related forms of Jian (unlisted). Usage of these forms of Jian was common a century ago (adoption of 8.59%) and is now significantly lower (adoption 2.37%, 72.4%), with versions such as Jan becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Ivan, Zane, Gianni, Ian, Ean and Johan. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gianni, Hans, Iain, Ian, Ivan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jan, Jean, Jens, Joao in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jock, Johan, Johann, John, 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 Jack, Jens, Johan, John, Sean outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jian is pronounced similarly to Jonn and June. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Aidan, Aitan, Alan, Aman, Aran, Ban, Bran, Brian, Chan, Cian, Dan, Dean, Dilan, Doan, Eban, Egan, Eilan, Eitan, Elian, Eman, Eran, Etan, Evian, Finan, Gyan, Han, Idan, Ifan, Ilan, Ja-, Jaap, Jacan, Jacian, Jae, Jahan, Jak, Jalan, Jano, Jaq, Jaran, Javan, Jax, Jay, Jeran, Jim, Jimal, Jimar, Jimi, Jino, Jiro, Jivan, Joab, Joran, Jorn, Julian, Jurian, Kean, Khan, Kian, Kiean, Kiran, Milan, Oran, Rian, Ryan, Shan, Stian, Tan, Twan, Van, Xan and Zan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jian.

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