Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KYEE-ən(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Means "ancient, enduring" in Irish. In Irish mythology this was the name of the father of Lugh Lámfada. It was also borne by the mythical ancestor of the Ciannachta and by a son-in-law of Brian Boru.

Related Names

DiminutivesCianán(Irish) Cianán(Old Irish)
Feminine FormCiannait(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesKian(English)

Popularity

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cian.shtml.
Entry updated January 21, 2022