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Ian Meaning


What does Ian mean?

The name Ian is of Scottish origin.

The meaning of Ian is "G-d is gracious".

Ian is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced I-an.

The Given Name Ian

Ian is a form of John. See John for further details.

Ian is quite an appealing name and a welcome find.

This 2 syllable name has a positive vibe and warmth.

Ian is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ian Bannen, Ian Fleming, and Ian Holm.

Ian Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 79 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,675 occurrences. It ranked 14,408 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 76 in baby name popularity for boys with 5,018 occurrences. It ranked 10,215 in baby name popularity for girls with 10 occurrences.

Want to see how Ian sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Ian Name Popularity Page.

Ian Related Names

Ian is a form of John.

Variants of the name Ian include Eaen, Ean, Eayon, Eean.

Famous Ians

  • Ian Bannen ~ Actor
  • Ian Fleming ~ Writer
  • Ian Holm ~ Actor
  • Ian McKellen ~ Actor
  • Ian McShane ~ Actor
  • Ian Richardson ~ Actor
  • Ian Somerhalder ~ Actor
  • Ian Ziering ~ Actor

Ian Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Ian.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Ian Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ian in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ian.

Just for fun, see the name Ian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ian in Nautical Flags page.