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English, Scottish


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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