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Meaning of Ian

I•an

Pronunciation: (ē'un, ē'än, ī'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name, Scottish form of

-ian

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix with the same meaning and properties asis now the more productive of the two suffixes in recent coinages, esp. when the base noun ends in a consonant: Orwellian; Washingtonian.
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