Ian

[ee-uhn, ee-ahn, ahy-uhn]
noun
a male given name, Scottish form of John.
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-ian

a suffix with the same meaning and properties as -an; -ian, is now the more productive of the two suffixes in recent coinages, especially when the base noun ends in a consonant: Orwellian; Washingtonian .

Origin:
extracted from L loanwords in which -ānus -an is joined to stems ending in i

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-ian
 
suffix
a variant of -an : Etonian; Johnsonian
 
[from Latin -iānus]

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Example sentences for ian
They were very close, and when ian was home they did practically everything
  together.
Ian often took alex around the world to educate him about other cultures.
For further cases of remembering information from past lives, see ian stevenson.
Ian farmer is the station manager, the boss of the local studios.
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