Name Lian Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Lian


Lian is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Lian thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Lian?

Lian is a unisex name. The boy’s name Lian is considered a German short form of e.g. Kilian, Gillian or Julian. Lian is also a Chinese name for boys and girls. The feminine name Lian is a common name in the Netherlands and derived from the name Lianne.

What does the name Lian mean?

The boy’s name Lian means “of the family of the Julii”, “dedicated to Jupiter” or “devoted to Jove” (from Julian or Gillian) and “little warrior”, “bright-headed”, “monk’s cell” or “little church” (from Kilian). The Chinese unisex name Lian means “graceful willow tree”, “lotus flower” (from “lián/莲”) or “waterfall” (from “lián/濂”). The girl’s name Lian has the meanings “of the clearing” and “grace” or “favor” (from Lianne).

Other variants and nicknames

There are some anagrams of the name Lian. Anagrams are words formed by rearranging the letters of another. These are Nail or Nial. Nail is Lian spelled backwards. Female variants of the name Lian are the names Liane or Liana. Similar boy’s names are Liam, Liak, Lianel, Lianh, Liano, Liart, Lias, Lion or Lio. Popular Nicknames are Li, Lii, Lee, Lia, Lie and Lini.

As Lian is a short unisex name, a middle name can be used as a gender specification. Popular masculine middle names are Noah, Jean, Pepe or Phillip. For girls, popular middle names are Edith, Maria, Melissa, Lara, Nicole, Veronica or Shelly.

Famous people named Lian

  • Known as Jet Li, the Chinese actor and Kung Fu artist Li Lian Jieu (born 1963) rose to fame. He participated in more than 45 movie productions.
  • Kelvin Tan Wie Lian (born 1981) is the first winner of the Singaporean Casting Show “Project SuperStar”. He became famous as an Mandapop singer and released three studio albums.
  • Lian Lunson (born 1959) is an Australian actress and producer.

Pronunciation of Lian

Variants of the name Lian


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Popularity of the name Lian

The name Lian is ranked #419 overall.

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