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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 26 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Scottish, Gaelic

Meaning: God is Gracious

Pronunciation: ee-uhn, /iːən/, IY AH N

Popularity Rank: #559

On this page:

  • 1. Ian Meaning
  • 2. Ian Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Ian
  • 4. Ian Translations in other languages
  • 5. Ian Name Popularity
  • 6. Ian popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Ian
  • 8. Latest News about Ian
  • 9. Nicknames for Ian
  • 10. Names similar to Ian

Ian Meaning

Ian is a Scottish form of the name John, meaning 'God is gracious'. It is a popular name in Scotland and other English-speaking countries.

Ian also means "God is Gracious, Gift from God Form of John, God is gracious".

Ian is commonly found in United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa, and 91 more countries.

Ian Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: ee-uhn

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /iːən/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: IY AH N

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Ian Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Ian is recorded 103,082 times globally, ranking it as the 559th most common name worldwide.

Ian is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 49,335 occurrences, making it the 22th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Ian is found among 1 in every 11 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Ian Popularity by Country

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United Kingdom#221 : 11
United States of America#3341 : 104
South Africa#4641 : 540
Canada#911 : 85
Ireland#831 : 28
Mexico#7641 : 407
Chile#5061 : 342
Malaysia#8981 : 1,336
Singapore#2411 : 397
Spain#8551 : 459
Netherlands#7661 : 333
Saudi Arabia#2,8581 : 2,792
Hong Kong#3791 : 419
Philippines#531 : 258
France#1,9711 : 1,404
Italy#2,1341 : 1,302
Colombia#1,8091 : 1,493
Brazil#1,2251 : 1,022
Argentina#5071 : 318
Peru#1,3511 : 1,545
Belgium#9541 : 526
United Arab Emirates#1,4901 : 1,874
Jamaica#881 : 161
Panama#4621 : 443
Costa Rica#5451 : 317
Germany#1,5861 : 986
Macao#941 : 300
Taiwan#1461 : 606
Bolivia#1,1601 : 1,122
Qatar#9571 : 1,567
Oman#2,6821 : 3,142
China#4161 : 711
Switzerland#1,1801 : 985
Uruguay#8681 : 655
Malta#1061 : 133
Kuwait#2,6481 : 3,963
Guatemala#1,4351 : 1,681
Sweden#8931 : 766
Denmark#5911 : 731
Russia#4,0931 : 3,699
Portugal#1,2381 : 1,517
Croatia#6841 : 429
Israel#4,7431 : 3,639
Mauritius#1,1411 : 1,457
Palestine#4,8091 : 4,202
Japan#8061 : 1,199
Bahrain#2,3211 : 4,031
Finland#1,5201 : 1,917
Puerto Rico#3381 : 446
Nigeria#9,4101 : 19,328
Namibia#8491 : 2,216
Brunei Darussalam#3241 : 1,428
Czechia#1,1381 : 1,276
Iran#3,4221 : 3,238
Indonesia#3211 : 888
Norway#1,0721 : 1,660
Cyprus#3641 : 571
Egypt#34,2471 : 52,136
Austria#2,2401 : 2,520
Greece#1,7331 : 2,127
Turkey#15,3611 : 26,832
Poland#1,7371 : 2,554
Botswana#1,0151 : 2,927
Luxembourg#9331 : 1,296
Ecuador#1,2011 : 2,253
Morocco#22,9861 : 39,000
Cameroon#6,3151 : 17,793
Algeria#28,8331 : 60,475
Ghana#3,1421 : 8,142

List of countries the name Ian is rarely found

  • Iraq:19 occurrences
  • Bangladesh: 15 occurrences
  • India: 15 occurrences
  • Lebanon:12 occurrences
  • Slovenia: 11 occurrences
  • Jordan:10 occurrences
  • Estonia:9 occurrences
  • Bulgaria: 8 occurrences
  • Hungary: 7 occurrences
  • Libya:7 occurrences
  • Tunisia:7 occurrences
  • Sudan:6 occurrences
  • Albania: 5 occurrences
  • Kazakhstan:5 occurrences
  • Iceland:4 occurrences
  • Korea: 4 occurrences
  • Moldova: 4 occurrences
  • Syrian Arab Republic:4 occurrences
  • Georgia:3 occurrences
  • Angola:2 occurrences
  • Afghanistan: 1 occurrences
  • Fiji:1 occurrences
  • Maldives: 1 occurrences
  • Serbia: 1 occurrences
  • El Salvador:1 occurrences

Ian popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Ian from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Ian

  • Ian is a Cartoonist from Poland.
  • Ian "Dosser" Smith
    Ian "Dosser" Smith is a Player from United Kingdom.
  • Ian "H" Watkins
    Ian "H" Watkins is a Singer from United Kingdom.
  • Ian "Rocky" Butler
    Ian "Rocky" Butler is a Football from US.
  • Ian 'Walter' Fairbairn
    Ian 'Walter' Fairbairn is a Music from United Kingdom.
  • Ian A. Anderson is a Journalist from United Kingdom.
  • Ian A. Graham is a Research.
  • Ian A. McFarland is a Theologian from US.
  • Ian A. Nicholls is a Scientist from Australia.
  • Ian A. Young is a Computer_scientist from US.
  • Ian Abdulla is a Painter from Australia.
  • Ian Abercrombie is a Actor from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Abraham is a Football from Australia.
  • Ian Abrams is a Screenwriter from US.
  • Ian Adamos is a Football from US.
  • Ian Adams is a Novelist from Canada.
  • Ian Adamson is a Politician from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Adamson (adventure racer)
    Ian Adamson (adventure racer) is a Sport.
  • Ian Affleck is a Physicist from Canada.
  • Ian Agol is a Mathematician from US.
  • Ian Ainslie is a Sailor from South Africa.
  • Ian Aird is a Surgeon from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Aitken (footballer)
    Ian Aitken (footballer) is a Football from Australia.
  • Ian Aitken (journalist)
    Ian Aitken (journalist) is a Journalist from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Akers-Douglas
    Ian Akers-Douglas is a Cricket from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Akin is a Comic from US.
  • Ian Albery is a Producer from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Alexander (actor)
    Ian Alexander (actor) is a Actor from US.
  • Ian Alexander (footballer)
    Ian Alexander (footballer) is a Football from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Alexander (politician)
    Ian Alexander (politician) is a Politician from Australia.
  • Ian Alexander McDonald is a Ecologist from Australia.
  • Ian Alger is a Therapist from Canada.
  • Ian Alistair Mackenzie is a Parliament from Canada.
  • Ian Allan (RAF officer)
    Ian Allan (RAF officer) is a Air_force from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Allan (politician)
    Ian Allan (politician) is a Politician from Australia.
  • Ian Allan (publisher)
    Ian Allan (publisher) is a Publisher from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Allen (cricketer)
    Ian Allen (cricketer) is a Cricket from India.
  • Ian Allen (footballer)
    Ian Allen (footballer) is a Football from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Allen (gridiron football)
    Ian Allen (gridiron football) is a Football from US.
  • Ian Allinson is a Football from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Allison (basketball)
    Ian Allison (basketball) is a Basket from Canada.
  • Ian Allison (scientist)
    Ian Allison (scientist) is a Climatologist from Australia.
  • Ian Almond is a Literary from Georgia.
  • Ian Alsop is a Sport from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Anderson is a Composer from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Anderson (Manx politician)
    Ian Anderson (Manx politician) is a Politician from Ireland.
  • Ian Anderson (baseball)
    Ian Anderson (baseball) is a Baseball from US.
  • Ian Anderson (snooker player)
    Ian Anderson (snooker player) is a Player from Australia.
  • Ian Andrews is a Football from United Kingdom.
  • Ian Andreïevitch Berzine
    Ian Andreïevitch Berzine is a Trade_union from Soviet Union.

📰 Latest News about Ian

Stay updated with the most recent news about Ian. Read on to catch up with Ian's latest headlines

Last Updated: June 4, 2024 05:17 PM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Furious Ian Poulter in huge rant at British Airways for leaving his clubs at Heathrow then lets rip at... - The Sun
    Source: The Sun | Published on: June 04, 2024
  • Lionsgate UK Acquires Ian McKellen Thriller ‘The Critic’ - Deadline
    Source: Deadline | Published on: June 04, 2024
  • 'P***ed off' golf star Ian Poulter slams British Airways for losing his clubs at Heathrow in a mid-flight rant - Daily Mail
    Source: Daily Mail | Published on: June 04, 2024
  • Ian Bremmer Says America Is a 'Frog in a Boiling Pot' - Bloomberg
    Source: Bloomberg | Published on: June 04, 2024
  • LIV Golf star Ian Poulter left furious after airline leaves his clubs at home days before tournament - The Mirror
    Source: The Mirror | Published on: June 04, 2024
  • Damaged Naples Pier, beach ends are reminders of Hurricane Ian - Gulfshore Business
    Source: Gulfshore Business | Published on: June 03, 2024
  • Hardik Pandya receives strong support from Ian Bishop for T20 World Cup turnaround: 'What he endured in IPL 2024...' - Hindustan Times
    Source: Hindustan Times | Published on: June 03, 2024
  • Randy Wayne White survived Hurricane Ian. Now it's Doc Ford's turn in new book - News-Press
    Source: News-Press | Published on: June 03, 2024
  • 'He wanted a huge bribe and I got angry,' Ian Njoroge explains why he assaulted police officer - Citizen Digital
    Source: Citizen Digital | Published on: June 03, 2024
  • Video: Armando Bacot Reveals His Top-5 UNC Teammates To Ian Jackson - Tar Heel Times
    Source: Tar Heel Times | Published on: June 01, 2024

Nicknames for Ian

Ianny, Ianster, I-man, Ian-o-saurus, I-angle, Ianfinity, Iancredible, Ian-tastic, I-animal, Ianimator

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