Cian Meaning and Origin

Cian (KEEN or KEE-an) is a boy’s name of Irish origin meaning: “ancient, distance.” In Welsh, it is derived from the word “cianedd,” which means “distance” or “remote.” The name is pronounced as “KEE-an” in Irish and “KYAHN” in Welsh. In Irish mythology, Cian is a popular figure. He was a warrior and a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, a mythical race of supernatural beings in Irish folklore. Cian is known as the father of the prominent hero Lugh (also known as Lugh Lamhfada) and is famous for his own heroic deeds. In recent years, the name Cian has gained popularity as a given name, particularly in Ireland. It is often chosen for boys but can also be used for girls. Some variations of the name Cian include Kian, Keane, Kean, and Keenan.

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