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What does Kian mean?

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). Kian is also a variation of Keon (Irish, Hebrew): variant of Ewan.


Kian has 3 variants: Kean, Keane and Kiean.

Kian has 1 feminine form: Kiana.


Kian is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#105905 out of 150436, Top 70%). (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.

Cian and Keon are the prominent alternative forms of Kian (#494 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in 2008 (usage of 0.2067%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.1687%, down 18.4%), but with the form Keon becoming less fashionable. Kian (#494) is the most trendy baby name in this list. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Kian and associated names. (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.