Ciabhan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ciabhan
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Irish Gaelic, Pronounced Kee-von. Siobhan is a totally different name and is a girl's name. Please do not get these two mixed up, it is not a different spelling of a girls name and it is a boy's name.
Above is not 100% right. It is not pronounced Kee-vawn but Kee-a-vawn. I know, Irish (Gaelic)is my first language!! Also spelling is not Ciabhan but Ciabhán. To non speakers of Irish this might not mean much but the accent on the second 'a' changes the sound from van to vawn.
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I don't want yet another nice boy's name ruined by confusion.
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In Irish legend this was the name of a mortal named Ciabhan who was in love with the beautiful goddess, Cliodhna who left the Land of Promise with him, but when she arrived on the other shore she was swept to sea by a great wave.
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Actor Ciabhán Ó Murchú who plays character Jason O Connor in Irish language soap opera Ros na Rún
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The mortal who fell in love with the beautiful goddess, Cliodhna who was swept away to sea by the great wave, today there is a wave called Cliodhna's wave.