Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish boys name Cian

How do you pronounce Irish name Cian?

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What does the Irish name Cian mean?

From cian “ancient, enduring.” In legend Cian Mac Mael Muad was the son-in-law of Brian Boru (read the legend) who led the armies from the province of Munster to victory over the invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, a battle in which both he and Brian were killed. Cian was the eighth most popular Irish boys name in Ireland in years past.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Cian?

Boy | Male

Is Cian a boy or girl’s name?

Cian is traditionally given to a boy.

How do you spell Cian in Irish?

It is spelled “Cian” or “Kian”.

How do you pronounce Irish name Cian?

It is pronounced “key + in”

What is the English equivalent names of Cian?

Some similar names in English include Kane, Kean, and Keane.

Is Cian a common name?

Cian became incredibly popular in the last 15 years, peaking in 2005 at #7 for all baby boys born in Ireland. However it has declined a bit since then, ranking #21 in 2021 in Ireland for all baby boy names. Source: