Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: God Is Gracious
Main Origin Language: Scottish
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In 2017 the name Ian...

• was given to 5,002 baby boys
• was the 76th most popular name for baby boys
• was 19% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Texas, New Mexico, and California
• was least popular in Wyoming, Alaska, and North Dakota
• was about as popular as Austin and Adam
Babies Named Ian Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Ian...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2005
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1951
• is 3163% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 1% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Nathanael, Zachariah, Vicente, Asha, Alanna, Adriana
• has the most opposite popularity history to Billy, Teddy, Bobby, Yvonne, Jeannette, Marcella
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Ian Per State
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Geographically the name Ian...

• 29% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Giovanni, Angel, Luis, Ariana, Camila, Allison
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Carter, Dawson, Sterling, Maggie, Ember, Madilyn
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Ian by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Ian are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Ian will be the only kid named Ian in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Ian compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Ian rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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