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Gender: Male Pronunciation: KEE-en Origin of Kian: Irish, variation of Cian Meaning of Cian: Irish, "ancient" Kian's Popularity in 2017: #453

The name Kian is a boy's name of Irish origin. Kian is ranked #453 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

From the experts:

A friendly Irish name chosen for one of her twin boys by Geena Davis.

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Famous People Named Kian

Kian Robert Lawley, American YouTuber and actor
Kian John Francis Egan, Irish singer of boy band Westlife
Kian Hansen, Danish footballer
Kian Emadi, British cyclist
Kian Mitchum, American model
Kian Kazemi, Filipino actor
Kian Tajbakhsh, Iranian-American scholar, sociologist, and urban planner
Kian Birch, brother of American actress Thora Birch
Kian William Jarrahy (b. 2004), son of actress Geena Davis and Reza Jarrahy; twin brother Kaiis Steven Jarrahy
Kian Alexander MacKay (b. 2013), son of Canadian politician Peter MacKay
Kian Brownfield, Australian singer

Pop Culture References for the name Kian

Kian Alvane, character in Dreamfall and Dreamfall Chapters
Also a Persian boys' name meaning "kings" pronounced kee-AHN.

Kyan, Kayen, Kayan, Kyen


ceruleanstardust Says:


Kian is actually an Arabic name meaning "little king", which is considerably nicer than a spelling variant of a name meaning "ancient".

ceruleanstardust Says:


Kian is actually an Arabic name meaning "little king".

roro2016 Says:


Amazing Irish name!

Kolbie Says:


I've got triplets ( all girls) named Kinsley Harmony, Khian Symphony and Korey Melody

Mas Says:


I went to school with a guy whose name sounded like this, but it was spelt Keeon.

Kian Says:


Kian is actually a Persian name, witch means "King"

jasminegarden Says:


A beautiful Irish name, despite a not-too-pleasant meaning.