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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lian

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Lian is of Chinese origin and means "Lotus Flower".
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Alt. Meaning

L is for little, the little things you do.

I is for immense, are your great qualities

A is for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Notable Persons Named Lian

Lian Ross is a hi-nrg, euro disco, and house music singer, songwriter-composer, and singing. She has had major accomplishments since 1980. Lian was given the name Josephine Hiebel . Lian is also known as Dana, Dana Harris, Jobel, Joelle, and Josy.

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Lian was born on March 17th, 1951.

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Lian was born on September 8th, 1947.

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Lian Heng was a historian and poet. Lian was born on February 17th, 1878 in Taiwan Prefecture. Lian is also known as Lian Wugong (連武公), Lian Yatang (連雅堂), and Lian Jianhua (連劍花). He died on June 28th, 1936.

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Lian was born in 1984.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lian

Sylvia Lim Swee Lian is a Chairman of the Workers' Party and Workers' Party. She was most active from 2011 to 2015. Sylvia was born on March 28th, 1965.

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Sarah Lian is an actress and television host. Sarah was given the name Sarah Lian Lay Ting on May 12th, 1983 in Taiping, Malaysia.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to 2007. Tan was born on March 9th, 1948 in Singapore.

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Lee was born on July 19th, 1978 in Singapore.

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Yang was born on October 16th, 1982.

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Yu was born in 1886.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 5 5 0
1959 5 5 0
1960 6 6 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 5 5 0
1968 7 7 0
1976 9 9 0
1977 7 7 0
1979 5 5 0
1980 12 12 0
1981 6 6 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 5 0 5
1985 8 8 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 18 18 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 23 18 5
1991 24 19 5
1992 21 14 7
1993 19 13 6
1994 13 13 0
1995 15 8 7
1996 20 15 5
1997 18 18 0
1998 20 20 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 25 17 8
2001 26 14 12
2002 31 17 14
2003 38 24 14
2004 33 21 12
2005 30 17 13
2006 40 17 23
2007 59 29 30
2008 51 25 26
2009 75 32 43
2010 96 39 57
2011 90 19 71
2012 120 41 79
2013 157 47 110
2014 148 29 119
2015 204 39 165
2016 240 45 195
2017 244 50 194

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Popularity of Lian as a first name

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Popularity of Lian as a last name

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Common last names for Lian

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lian U.S.
  White 15.09% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lian

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

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Fun Facts about the name Lian

  • How Popular is the name Lian? Lian is the 6,701st most popular name of all time. As a last name Lian was the 10,678th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,043 babies born with the first name Lian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lian to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lian is Saturday, August 15th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Lian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lian was in 2016 with a total of 195 babies.
  • Random Lian Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lian is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 18 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Lian: Your name in reverse order is Nail. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ialn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,995 people with the last name Lian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lian? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Lian as their last name.

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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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