Kian meaning, boyKian

Rate Kian: Do you like this name?

Get kreatif with Kian | Add to list (0)

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 has 3 variant forms: Kean, Keane, Kiean.


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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kian (#494), Keon and Cian. (2014 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 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.