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Origin & Meaning

The name Kian is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Kian is "ancient".  

It is also of Gaelic origin, where its meaning is "ancient, distant" and Persian origin, where its meaning is "the kings, royal".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 494 in baby name popularity for boys with 565 occurrences.  It ranked 13745 in popular baby names for girls with 7 occurrences. 

View the Kian Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kian has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kian to other names.


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Related Names

Kian is a variant spelling of Cian.

Other Tidbits

Kian falls into the royal title name category.

Name Fun

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.