US Popularity:3025
Meaning:Ancient, enduring one
Cian is a popular Irish boy’s name of heroic proportions. In Irish, Cian means “ancient” or “enduring one,” an auspicious name for baby to bestow on him a long and prosperous life. Another reason for the meaning could be that Cian comes from ancient Irish mythology. He was the son of Dian Cécht—the god of healing and the physician of the Tuahta Dé Danann—and was a shapeshifter who could turn himself into a pig. If you have an interest in Irish mythology or want to pay homage to your Celtic roots, then Cian is an excellent choice.

Cian Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cian is currently #1948 on The Bump
Boy:Cian is currently #1080 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cian is currently #3025 in U.S. births
Boy:Cian is currently #1435 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 62
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Cian, June 2023

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