The meaning of Ian is 'gift from God' and the name is of Scottish origin. It is a name typically given to boys. The name is a variant of John which derives from Yochanan, meaning 'God is gracious'. The name is composed of the elements 'yo', meaning 'God' and 'chanan', meaning 'to be gracious'. A popular Ian is Ian Somerhalder who played Damon Salvatore in 'The Vampire Diaries'. Another notable bearer of the name is Ian Fleming, a British writer who is the creator of the popular 'James Bond' spy novels. A popular variant of this name is Iain.
Locations featuring Ian
Ian's Pizza on State
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Ian Fleming International Airport
Songs About Ian
Ian Anderson Interview