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)

Play Audio for Cian:
Play Audio for Cian

Back to Irish Boy Names

Comment on this name


Irish Name of the Day!

Irish form of Peter and thus comes ultimately from Greek petros"the rock," it is still in common use in Ireland today.