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Pronunciation

iən

Origin

English, Scottish

Meaning

Fabulously popular in Britain the 60s, Ian is now going strong internationally. It's the hardy Scottish Gaelic version of the English and Hebrew John, and these names all share a meaning, which is the elegant 'grace'. Ian is less widely used than its counterpart John, but its heritage is just as bold and becoming. A perfect and sturdy little name with real Scottish charm.

Rank in the year 2015

Ian was ranked #117 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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