Lian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lian
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Lian is a beautiful traditional Chinese name, meaning Lotus flower.
It is also a possible spelling for the English name Lianne.
- Personal experiences with the name Lian: | Edit
Our daughter, adopted from China, had been given this name. We kept it as her first name once we learned the beautiful meaning. It is pronounced Li-ahn, with a rising tone, but we Americanized it to rhyme with Ian.
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Lian (sounds like Liam) can be a nickname for Lillian.
- Meanings and history of the name Lian: | Edit
The Lotus flower is seen as rising from the mud of the river bottom but still remaining pure and clean. Its fiberous stem that bends but does not break is a metaphor for lovers or family relationships.
- Famous real-life people named Lian: | Edit
Lian Hearn, pseudonym for children's author Gillian Rubinstein
Lian Lunson, actress, writer, director
Lian Amber, singer, songwriteer, actress
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