Cian Name Meaning & Origin

Cian

Pronunciation: KEE-in, KEEN (key)

Related Names:

Keane, Kian

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Ki, Kiki

Meanings and history of the name Cian

Celtic for "ancient"

In Irish mythology, Cian is Dian Cecht’s son, husband of the Fomoire Ethne, Lugh’s father.

He was killed by Tuireann’s sons while he had a boar’s shape. Seven times, the earth refused his body.

Famous real-life people named Cian

Cían mac Máelmuaid was an ally of Brian Boru and is believed to have married Brian's daughter
Cian Morrin, member of Irish boyband HomeTown

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There was a recent fantasy series featuring a character named Cian who fights vampires. The books were by Nora Roberts.

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