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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kian

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Kian in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Kian:

  • Records indicate that 4,022 boys in the United States have been named Kian since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2010, when 432 people in the U.S. were given the name Kian. Those people are now 10 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Kian

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "My brother is kian! But nowadays (since 2018) he haves loads of names like ?Argos Charlotte? and ?Bradley? and never like kian nowadays but he is kian in school" Nov. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kian after my brother Iain. We put a K in front of it but it looked weird with the extra "i" so we cut that out. We thought we had invented a great new name. Not long after we discovered it was the name of a great Irish King and meant "great warrior". Being a Celt anyway, we didn't mind but we're disappointed it's not original and now so many people are named Kian. He was born in 1991 in Australia." Jan. 21, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kian or Kyian, is a very nice Persian name too. It means 'Throne' in Persian." Jan. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son born 2006 is called Cian, he sometimes gets Sian, sean, si-ann, kyan and more but we love his name as much as we love him" Apr. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. It is a strong, Irish name. Pronounced like Ian with a K. I also love the traditional spelling of Cian, but thought the K would make pronounciation a bit easier." Apr. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby boy Kian April 22, 2009. I love the name Kian. I also love the fact that it's not popular. I don't want my child to have the same name as every one eles's child. A lot on people try to pronounce it as Ki-ann or Ian. But it's pronounced Key-in." Jan. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kian (pronounced Kee-an, like Ian with a K) in 2009 and we decided to spell it with a K - the Anglicized way - rather than the Gaelic way (Cian) so people didn't mispronounce it. However, since it's unusual - which we love - he still gets called everything from Ian to Kieran by strangers, even those who see his name spelt out! Go figure! Kian is a great name!!" Mar. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kian on September 16, 2008. Most people like the name but it took them a little getting used to. They still have a hard time saying it it is pronounced Kee an like Ian with a K. I think its a good strong name and I'm glad we named him that. Although we keep trying for unique our other 2 boys are Trey and Parker they always seem to end up popular." Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kian is my new favorite name for a boy. It's not popular in the US yet which makes it a perfect choice." Aug. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it named my son a variation of Kian...Kyan suits him." Jun. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kian in 2003 and assumed it was pronounced like Ryan. Most people when they read it say K - Ian like Ian with a K. I still like my interpretation better :)" Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "A guy in eighth grade has that name. Although the only person I actually know with that name is my sibling. He really likes cayanne peppers so we call him cayanne pepper sometimes." Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Hello my name is Kian and everyone hates me because of the way i annoy them but its funny to me and everyone loves to laugh even tho no one laughs" Nov. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "The correct way is to say Keyan| like Ian with a K. It,s Irish meaning is not just ancient it means ancient warrior." Nov. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Kian for a boy a lot. My husband came up with naming our son like that because my name is Kim and his is Andr?, which is simply a great combination out of our names and we love it not being over popular." Apr. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 6 month old son named Cian Thomas(pronounced kee-in).I love the name although I did not think that people would have such a hard time pronouncing it correctly.We mostly get cee-in or cayanne which is strange to me because as soon as I read the name I thought kee-in.That will probably make him crazy when he starts school but hopefully he'll end up liking it." Jun. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great name for a boy, although I prefer the spelling "Cian" and it's irish and is pronounced "kee-in". I'm seriously considering naming my son Cian, but wonder if it is too unpopular. It's #7 in Ireland. But, he doesn't live in Ireland. Would love an opinion!" Mar. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, my name is Kian. I am a girl. I was born in the US in the early 90s and would like you to change the comparison of male and females to include atleast me. Thank you! Kian (the girl)" Mar. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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