Lian Name Meaning & Origin

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.

Lian is a Persian name too, the shortened of Liana, means bright and Brilliant as Iranian names website says: www.NameFarsi.com/?p=2525

Personal experiences with the name Lian

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.

Nicknames for Lian

Lian (sounds like Liam) can be a nickname for Lillian.

Meanings and history of the name Lian

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

Lian Hearn, pseudonym for children's author Gillian Rubinstein
Lian Lunson, actress, writer, director
Lian Amber, singer, songwriteer, actress

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