Kian Name Meaning & Origin

Kian

Pronunciation: KEE-in, KEEN (key)

Cian was a hero of ancient Celtic legend, and his name -- two brisk, bright syllables -- is one of the top favorites in Ireland today. American parents usually opt for a K spelling to clarify pronunciation. For a one-syllable version, go with the Anglicized spelling Keane.

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At the time I was pregnant with him, I loved the name Ian...my sister said "yeah, but it doesn't start with a K" because his siblings all have K names...Kristin, Kimberly, Kelly,and Kevin...So, I just put a K in front of Ian and I liked it...At that time I couldn't find a meaning or the name anywhere...Kian was born in 1997, after that then I've heard it and seen it and few times...I think it suits him very well...

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I know a German child named Kian born in 2008, his name is pronounced KEE-in.

We have a son named Kian, born in 2005. We pronounce his name KEE-in. Before I delivered Kian, we were in Ireland for a conference and asked around about the pronunciation of the name. Everyone we spoke to said that while "Kee-an" is more common, "KY-an" is acceptable too. The Kee-an pronunciation comes from the family of names that produced Ian , while KY-an is from the family of names that produced Brian and Ryan (also spelled Rian in Gaelic).

I have a cousin in germany named kian and we also pronounce it KEE-in! he is learning English and German!!!

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Kian Lawley- hot American Internet personality, 1/6 of O2L

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