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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mian

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Mian is of Chinese origin and means "Try one's best".
  • A submission from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Mian means "First ray of light from the rising sun" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A submission from Australia says the name Mian means "Venus" and is of Vietnamese origin.
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International Interest
  1. A language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.

Mian was also found in the following language(s): Manx

Notable Persons Named Mian

Mian Tansen is a hindustani classical music musician. Mian was given the name Ramtanu Mishra ji in Behat, Gwalior.


Mian Muhammad Mansha is a business man. Mian was born in 1952 in Lahore.


Mian Saqib Nisar is a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice of the Lahore High Court, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Federal Law Secretary, Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Advocate. Mian was born on January 18th, 1954 in Lahore.


Mian Muhammad Bakhsh was a sufi poetry poet. Mian was born in 1830 in Khari Sharif. He left this life in 1907.


Mian Raza Rabbani is a Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Constitutional Reforms, Minister of Law, Justice, List of committees of the Senate of Pakistan, Minister for Law, and Human Rights (Pakistan). Mian was born Mian Raza Rabbani on July 23rd, 1953 in Lahore, Pakistan.


Mian Yousuf Salahuddin is a television personality, philanthropist, and socialite. Mian was born on November 1st, 1951 in Lahore.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mian

Zia Mian is a in the field of physics. Zia was born in Lahore.


Ajmal Mian is a 14th Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief JusticeSindh High Court, and Sindh High Court. Ajmal was born on July 4th, 1934 in Delhi.


Emran was born in 1977.


Xu was born in 466. He left this life in 535.


Michele was born on July 18th, 1973 in Gorizia.


Janne Mian is an athlete for the IF Elfsborg. Janne was born on September 6th, 1965 in Sweden.


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Popularity of Mian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mian U.S.
  White 9.91% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mian

People with the last name Mian are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Mian

  • How Popular is the name Mian? Mian is the 42,889th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mian was the 16,544th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66 babies born with the first name Mian in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mian is Sunday, July 29th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Mian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mian was in 2003 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mian: Your name in reverse order is Naim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Niam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,735 people with the last name Mian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mian as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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