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    Could somebody tell me some story or idiom about the English name-----Ian?
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    According to 'Behind the Name' it is a modern Scottish form of John.

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    John, or words that mean it (Ian, Ewan, Shane, Sean, Jean, Hans, Jan, Ivan...) is behind a lot of English names (borrowed from the many languages that have contributed to Modern English - not just given names like these, but also family names originally based on the father's name: Johnson, Evans, O'Shea (I'm guessing there, but it sounds probable ), McEwan, Hancock, Jennings...

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