Ian: Meaning of baby name Ian

Pronunciation: [I-an]

Gender of Ian: Male

Meaning of Ian: Gift From God Form Of John.

Origin of Ian: Scottish

This is the Scottish version of the name John, which means "God is gracious."


Variant Forms:

NameMeaningGenderOrigin
IainGaelic Form Of John (God Is Gracious)MaleGaelic
IonMyth Name (Son Of Apollo)MaleGreek

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