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Gender: Male Pronunciation: KEE-en Meaning of Cian: "ancient" Origin of Cian: Irish

The name Cian is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "ancient". Cian and is often added to lists like Mythology Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

A handsome Irish name for boys, very popular in that country, but in the US this traditional spelling might cause pronunciation problems. Still, whether Cian or Kian, it's simple and straightforward enough for the initiated. Cian is rising in the British popularity charts. This was the name of several legendary figures, including Cian, son of the god of medicine. His own son was Lugh, the sun god and father of the Ulster warrior Cuchulain and Cian is also the name of the son-in-law of the high king Brian Boru. So very well connected.

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Famous People Named Cian

Cián O'Connor, Irish equestrian
Cian Thomas Bolger, Irish footballer
Cian Healy, Irish rugby union player
Cian Ciaran, Welsh keyboardist of band Super Furry Animals
Cian James Hughton, English footballer
Cian Morrin, Irish singer of boy band HomeTown
Cian Nugent, Irish guitarist and songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Cian

Cían, Irish mythological figure; son of Dian Cecht of the Tuatha Dé Danann; father of Lug

Kian, Keane, Kean, Keen, Keandre, Keene, Keondre, Keenan


indiefendi2 Says:


Strongly considering using this name. It's simple but strong and awesome!