First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kiani

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  • According to a user from Belgium, the name Kiani means "Ancient".
  • A submission from Belgium says the name Kiani means "Acient" and is of Irish origin.
  • A submission from New Zealand says the name Kiani means "Sweet flower, woman of knowledge." and is of Hawaiian origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Kiani

Kiani is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kiani

Hadiqa Kiani is a pop music and folk music of punjab musician. She has been prominent since 1995.


Joe was born on February 22nd, 1965.


Jamshed Gulzar Kiani was a federal public service commission. His military service ended in 2004. Jamshed was born on July 20th, 1944. He breathed his last breath on November 1st, 2008.


Kiani is a comics character.


Mary Kiani is a dance music singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Mary was given the name Mary McCloskey on March 27th, 1965 in Drumchapel. Mary is also known as Märy Kiani.


Mehdi Kiani is a soccer player for the Tractor Sazi F.C., Esteghlal F.C., Esteghlal Jonub Tehran F.C., Saba Qom F.C., and Gostaresh Foulad F.C. Mehdi was born on January 10th, 1987 in Malusan. Mehdi is also known as مهدی کیانی (Persian).


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1987 7 7 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 36 36 0
1990 32 32 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 40 40 0
1993 29 29 0
1994 51 46 5
1995 48 43 5
1996 50 50 0
1997 44 44 0
1998 49 44 5
1999 48 43 5
2000 49 49 0
2001 41 36 5
2002 40 40 0
2003 35 35 0
2004 42 37 5
2005 36 36 0
2006 20 20 0
2007 37 37 0
2008 41 41 0
2009 33 33 0
2010 43 43 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 21 21 0
2013 28 28 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 18 18 0
2016 17 17 0
2017 25 25 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

Where is the name Kiani popular?

International Interest for Kiani

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kiani as a first name

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Popularity of Kiani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kiani U.S.
  White 56.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 29.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kiani

People with the last name Kiani are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kiani

  • How Popular is the name Kiani? Kiani is the 10,157th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kiani was the 41,038th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kiani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,064 babies born with the first name Kiani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kiani 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 Kiani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Kiani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kiani was in 1996 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Kiani Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kiani ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 10 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Kiani: Your name in reverse order is Inaik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iniak. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kiani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 531 people with the last name Kiani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kiani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kiani as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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