Ean Name Meaning & Origin

Ean

Pronunciation: EE-ən (key)

Origin of the name Ian:

The Scottish form of John (God is gracious).

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Related Names:

Eian, Eoin, Iain, Ian, John

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Comments and insights on the name Ean: | Edit

My husband and I could not agree on a name for our second son. He eventually came up with Ian, and I was skeptical. People are idiots, and I could see him being called "EYE-an" for the rest of his life. Our eldest son's name is Tristan, which is Welsh (I am half-Welsh by heritage). So when we were skimming the baby name book, we were surprised to find the alternate spelling of Ian as E-A-N, and even more surprised to find that it is the Gaelic/Manx version (my husband is half-Irish by heritage). That settled it for us! And NO ONE has ever mispronounced his name - an added bonus :)

Personal experiences with the name Ean: | Edit

Love it - and my 20-month-old Ean can already spell his name!

Nicknames for Ean: | Edit

We just call him "E"

Meanings and history of the name Ean: | Edit

Ean is the Manx (Isle of Man) and Gaelic (Ireland) spelling of Ian, which is a form of John. It means "God is forgiving."

Famous real-life people named Ean: | Edit

Ean Evans, bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 2001 - 2009 (deceased)
Ean Randolph, professional football player in the US and Canada.
Ean Jacob Bice (b. 2010), son of American singer and musician Bo Bice

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