Meaning of the Irish name Cian. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cian so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From cian “”ancient, enduring.”” In legend Cian Mac Mael Muad was the son-in-law of Brian Boru (read the legend) who led the armies from the province of Munster to victory over the invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, a battle in which both he and Brian were killed. Cian was the eighth most popular Irish boys name in Ireland in 2003.

GENDER: Boy | Male


PRONUNCIATION: “”key + in””

ENGLISH: Kane, Kean, Keane

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Cian and read along with the meaning)

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