[ 2 syll. lian, li-an ] The baby girl name Lian is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as Liy-AEN †. Lian is of Latin and Chinese origin. It is used mainly in English. From Chinese roots, its meaning is 'the graceful willow'.
Lian is a diminutive of the English Gillian.
Lian is also a diminutive of the English Julian.
Lian is also a form of the Chinese, English, and Vietnamese Lien.
Lian is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Lian has in the last century been mainly given to boys.
Baby names that sound like Lian include Leann, Leanne, Lee Ann, Lee Anne, Leeann, Leeanne, Leianne, Leighann, Leighanne, Liahne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Laeni, Laenie, Lainey, Laini, Lainie, Lami, and Lamya.
† Pronunciation for Lian: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"