Cian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cian

Cian

Pronunciation: KEE-in, KEEN (key)

Related Names:

Keane, Kian

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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.

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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.

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

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

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