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Gian is a masculine Italian given name. It is a variant of Gianni and is likewise used as a diminutive of Giovanni, the Italian form of John. In Italian, any name including Giovanni can be contracted to Gian, particularly in combination with other given names, such as Gianfranco or Gianluca.

Gian is also a separate (unrelated) masculine Punjabi Sikh name meaning 'knowledge' and is a variant of the Sanskrit name Gyan.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people whose name is now typically expressed as Gian include:

Other uses[edit]

  • Gian, alternate name of Giyan, a city in Iran
  • Gian, alternate name of Takeshi Goda, a character in Doraemon

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