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Ian is the Scottish form of John that became very popular outside Scotland in the 20th century, trending first in England before it was exported to the US. It made the rare leap from being a successful suffix to a successful baby first name. Ian's strength lives in its sheer simplicity (two vowels and a sturdy N), and it has enjoyed immense star power and popularity. The English actors Ian McKellan and Ian McShane are two of the many famous and beloved Ians in the world. In just about any occupation or classroom in the English-speaking world, you're sure to find one.
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