US Popularity:2737
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Irish
Meaning:God is gracious, Yahweh is gracious; Bird
Ean is a masculine name of Scottish origin with roots in Hebrew and variations in Manx and Irish. Meaning “God is gracious” or “Yahweh is gracious,” Ean is a Scottish and Manx form of John, which arose from the Hebrew word Yochanan. Although a unique name, Ean has some more common variations, including the Scottish Ian and the Irish name Eoin—all of which are cultural variations of John. Ean can also be considered the short form of the Irish name Éanna, or directly from the word éan, meaning “bird,” granting the name a cute, blissful air. Ean is the perfect name for parents who wish to give baby a traditional name with a twist!

Ean Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ean is currently #3268 on The Bump
Boy:Ean is currently #1814 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ean is currently #2737 in U.S. births
Boy:Ean is currently #1292 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 145
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Ean, August 2007

  • Behind the Name, John, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Éanna

  • WordSense Dictionary, éan

  • Name Doctor, Eoin

  • Name Doctor, Ian

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 390

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