Cian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cian

Cian

Pronunciation: KEE-in, KEEN (key)

Related Names:

Keane, Kian

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Comments and insights on the name Cian: | Edit

We named our son Cian in 2004.

It was unheard of then in the U.S. though we've bumped into a few younger ones, usually spelled Kian.

My name Cian is derived from my father's nickname Ciano (his full name Feliciano), and it's pronounced in the Spanish way, 'Shawn' .... it's a treat to know Cian means 'ancient' in Celt, but pronounced KEE-an!

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My name Cian is pronounced Sean/Shawn, and people are surprised at it's spelling and they really like it. Pronounced 'KEE-an' I can understand why it's not a popular name in America. However pronounced 'Sean' I would think it's popularity rating would soar. However, I'm glad to be the sole owner (at least in my experience) to have this unique name.

Nicknames for Cian: | Edit

Ki, Kiki

Meanings and history of the name Cian: | Edit

Celtic for "ancient"

In Irish mythology, Cian is Dian Cecht’s son, husband of the Fomoire Ethne, Lugh’s father.

He was killed by Tuireann’s sons while he had a boar’s shape. Seven times, the earth refused his body.

Famous real-life people named Cian: | Edit

Cían mac Máelmuaid was an ally of Brian Boru and is believed to have married Brian's daughter

Cian in song, story & screen: | Edit

There was a recent fantasy series featuring a character named Cian who fights vampires. The books were by Nora Roberts.

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