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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cian

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Cian is of Welsh origin and means "Ancient".
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From Old Irish Cían, from cían (“long, distant, lasting”).

  1. A male given name used in Ireland.
  2. (Irish mythology) Son of Dian Cecht of the Tuatha Dé Danann and born with a caul on his head. Best known as the father of Lugh Lámhfada by the Fomarian princess Eithne.

Notable Persons Named Cian

Cian was born on October 7th, 1987 in Dublin.


Cian Bolger is a soccer player for the Southend United F.C., Leicester City F.C., Bristol Rovers F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Colchester United F.C., and Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team. Cian was born on March 12th, 1992 in Celbridge, Ireland. Cian is also known as Bolger and Cian Thomas.


Cian Ciarán is a musician. Cian was born on June 16th, 1976 in Bangor, Wales.


Cian Hughton is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Reserves, Academy, Lincoln City F.C., Birmingham City F.C., and Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team. Cian was born on January 25th, 1989 in London Borough of Enfield, England.


Cian Harries is a soccer player for the Coventry City F.C., Cheltenham Town F.C., Wales national under-17 football team, and Wales national under-19 football team. Cian was born on April 1st, 1997 in Birmingham, England.


Cian O'Sullivan is an athlete for the Kilmacud Crokes GAA. He was most active from 2005 to 2005. Cian was born on March 27th, 1988 in Stillorgan.


How popular is the baby name Cian in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 5 0 5
1979 10 0 10
1980 6 0 6
1981 8 0 8
1982 6 0 6
1985 9 0 9
1986 9 0 9
1988 9 0 9
1989 12 0 12
1990 10 0 10
1991 5 0 5
1992 19 0 19
1993 10 0 10
1994 20 0 20
1995 26 0 26
1996 37 0 37
1997 32 0 32
1998 56 7 49
1999 58 6 52
2000 69 0 69
2001 82 0 82
2002 80 0 80
2003 103 0 103
2004 126 9 117
2005 120 0 120
2006 140 0 140
2007 186 5 181
2008 153 0 153
2009 139 0 139
2010 129 0 129
2011 114 0 114
2012 142 0 142
2013 129 0 129
2014 152 0 152
2015 154 0 154
2016 156 0 156
2017 162 0 162

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Popularity of Cian as a first name

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Popularity of Cian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cian U.S.
  White 63.46% 64.26%
  African American 14.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cian

People with the last name Cian are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cian

  • How Popular is the name Cian? Cian is the 5,608th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cian was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,683 babies born with the first name Cian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cian to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cian is Wednesday, January 14th, 1925.
  • What year had the most people named Cian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cian was in 2007 with a total of 181 babies.
  • Random Cian Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cian is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 17 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Cian: Your name in reverse order is Naic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ican. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Cian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cian? Cian is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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