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PronouncedPron.KYEE-ən Irish

Meaning & History

Means "ancient" in Gaelic. This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. Cian was also the name of a son-in-law of Brian Boru.
VariantsKean, Keane Irish
DiminutivesCianán, Keenan Irish
Feminine FormCiannait Irish
Other Languages & CulturesKian English


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute