How To Spell Ian?

Correct spelling: Ian

What does the abbreviation Ian mean?


God is gracious
Ian as a boy's name is pronounced EE-an, EYE-an. It is of Scottish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ian is "God is gracious". Variant of John. Iain is the normal Scottish Gaelic spelling. Author Ian Fleming; actor Ian McKellen.
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What are the usage examples for Ian?

  1. Another from his sister, Mrs. Marian Severance, of Massachusetts, revealed the mode in which she advised her brother to transfer me from my home prison to my Asylum prison. – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

What are the rhymes for Ian?

  1. peon, sheehan, tennessean, mycenaean, theon, vian, plebeian, paean, protean;
  2. eon, crimean, jian;
  3. asean, korean, aegean, fujian;
  4. galilean, cyclopean, maccabean, european, eritrean, jacobean;
  5. epicurean;
  6. indo-european;