Ian meaning

ēən
One relating to, belonging to, or resembling.

Academician.

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Of, relating to, or resembling.

Bostonian.

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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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Jeffersonian, reptilian.

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Origin of ian

  • Fr or L: Fr -ien < L -ianus < -i- stem ending + -anus: see -an

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -ien, -ian from Old French -ien from Latin -iānus adj. and n. suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition