name meaning: Ian \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.
Ian has 6 variant forms: Ean, Eann, Eion, Eon, Iain and Ion.
For more information, see also related names Davian, Eoin and Evian.
Baby names that sound like Ian are Iwan and Jan.
View a list of the 7 names that reference Ian.