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Pronounced Key-in.
-- Clodagh  4/9/2007
No matter how it is pronounced, I really really like this name. It looks so strong and the pronunciation, either way, is really nice. A beautiful masculine name.
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2007
This name certainly has an essence about it that seems to intrigue me. I love its meaning. Not very many names that sound pleasant mean "ancient". I can imagine a young man named Cian as having a philosophical point of view of the world and a strong spirit about him. I prefer to pronounce the name as Kee-an but keen is okay too. Also, perhaps another way to spell this name would be Keane.
-- Cyneburga  6/17/2007
Cian is the name of a main character in Nora Roberts' Circle Trilogy.
-- Lilith_Aveline  6/24/2007
Cian, although meaning ancient, also means distant and has survived into middle and modern Irish as such e.g. 'Cian-smacht' is the modern Irish word for remote control. In the past his name was given to a child that was particularly 'over-due' in pregnancy i.e. late/distant etc.
-- niall  10/3/2007
The correct pronunciation of this Irish name (in phonetic English) is 'kee-an' not 'keen', 'cain' or 'kay-ne' or anything else.
-- niall  10/3/2007
My friend pronounces his name like this, but spells it Keon. He gets called key-ON a lot.
-- BoiCrazii  5/27/2008
Such a nice intelligent name.
-- GarbageGuy  6/11/2008
This is a beautiful name. I named my son Kian with the K, but I also LOVE it the original way spelled with the C too. Good strong masculine name.
-- littles  4/19/2012

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