[ 2 syll. lian, li-an ] The baby boy name Lian is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is Liy-AEN †. The origin of Lian is the Chinese language. The name's meaning is graceful willow.
The name Lyan is a variant of Lian.
Lian is a somewhat popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 2010s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the recent height of its usage in 2018, 0.011% of baby boys were given the name Lian. It ranked at #990 then. Within all boy names in its group, Lian was the most popular in 2018. In the past century Lian has mostly been a baby boy name.
† English 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)"