Cyan

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cyan

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Cyan is of English Greek origin and means "Loanword from Ancient Greek (kyanos), originally meaning dark blue in Greek, used in English for a light, greenish blue".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Cyan is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "The colour blue".

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  1. A primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
  2. Of a bluish shade of green
Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek κύανος (kúanos), possibly a loanword, but more likely from Proto-Indo-European *ḱʷei- (“to shine, white, light”) and cognate with Hittite kuwannan- (“precious stone, copper, blue”).

  1. A colour between blue and green in the visible spectrum; the complementary colour of red; the colour obtained by subtracting red from white light.

cyan was also found in the following language(s): Czech, French, and Swedish

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1986 5 5 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 6 0 6
1996 11 11 0
1997 40 40 0
1998 98 98 0
1999 88 82 6
2000 67 67 0
2001 84 77 7
2002 70 62 8
2003 48 42 6
2004 55 46 9
2005 41 30 11
2006 66 57 9
2007 63 49 14
2008 51 40 11
2009 46 38 8
2010 47 38 9
2011 34 26 8
2012 45 27 18
2013 34 20 14
2014 42 34 8
2015 46 22 24
2016 46 26 20
2017 23 13 10

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Popularity of Cyan as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Cyan

  • How Popular is the name Cyan? Cyan is the 9,497th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cyan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,176 babies born with the first name Cyan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cyan to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cyan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cyan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cyan is Friday, February 23rd, 1973.
  • What year had the most people named Cyan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cyan was in 1998 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Cyan Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cyan is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Cyan: Your name in reverse order is Nayc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nayc. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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