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Meaning and Name Origin

Kian \kian\ as a name for boys is of Irish, Gaelic and Hebrew origin, and Kian means "ancient; God is gracious". Kian is a variant of Cian (Irish, Gaelic): Cian Mac Mael Muad married Brian Boru's daughter Sadhbh, and played a major role in the battle of Clontarf (11th century). Kian is also a variation of Keon (Irish, Hebrew): variant of Ewan, from John.


Kian has 3 variants: Kean, Keane and Kiean.

Kian has 1 feminine form: Kiana.


Kian is a rare first name for males. Kian is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Kian for boys. Kian entered the list in 2000 and reached its top rank of #494 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kian name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kian and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Kian (#494 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Cian and Keon. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in 2008 and are almost as popular today, but with the form Keon becoming less fashionable. Kian (#494) is the most trendy baby name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keon, Kian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cian, Kian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kian is alike in pronunciation to Kahn, Kain, Kane, Keen, Ken, Kenn, Khan and Khanh. Other suggested similar baby names are Eian, Gian, Jian, Kahan, Kam, Kana, Kano, Keanu, Kim, Kimo, Kiran and Rian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kian.