Meaning and name origin
Kian \kian\ as a boy's name is of Irish, Gaelic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Kian is "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). Also a variant of Keon (Irish, Hebrew): variant of Ewan, from John.
There is 1 feminine form of Kian: Kiana.
Kian is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kian for boys. Kian reached its highest rank of #494 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Kian▲ is also pronounced similarly 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 commonly used than Kian.