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What does Ian mean?


Name:
Ian
Pronunciation:
\ian\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
God is gracious
Origin:
Scottish
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Popularity

Ian is a very popular first name for men (#263 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Ian \ian\ as a boy's name is pronounced EE-an, EYE-an. It is of Scottish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ian is "God is gracious". Variant of John. Iain is the normal Scottish Gaelic spelling. Author Ian Fleming; actor Ian McKellen. Ian has 6 variant forms: Ean, Eann, Eion, Eon, Iain and Ion. For more information, see also related names Davian, Eoin and Evian. Baby names that sound like Ian are Iwan and Jan. View a list of the 7 names that reference Ian.