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The name Ian is of Scottish Gaelic origin, and means God is good.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ian has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ian
Use of the Name Ian for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
147,582 145,879 122,770 58,116 31,122 12,833 6,401
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ian has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Ian first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1935, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ian
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
193594745  
193693244  
193788449  
193890149  
193977961  
194082059  
194182160  
194273477  
194381765  
194474869  
194576465  
194670086  
1947653112  
194871189  
1949683100  
1950620123  
1951686103  
1952640120  
1953566158  
1954560169  
1955558173  
1956547190  
1957524218  
1958533206  
1959542208  
1960509245  
1961507245  
1962474280  
1963422361  
1964380433  
1965346487  
1966299618  
1967259771  
1968275714  
1969254822  
19702211,114  
19712021,194  
19721891,248  
19731811,297  
19741481,650  
19751441,710  
19761351,931  
19771182,282  
19781172,164  
19791072,548  
19801042,899  
19811022,918  
1982833,568  
1983773,663  
1984783,779  
1985783,997  
1986853,707  
1987813,919  
1988764,306  
1989684,939  
1990705,447  
1991725,327  
1992685,527  
1993705,393  
1994745,265  
1995675,591  
1996705,407  
1997705,202  
1998735,348  
1999725,446  
2000735,880  
2001706,069  
2002676,340  
2003656,432  
2004696,401  
Totals:  147,582 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ian as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Ian appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 70 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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