Ian is a Scottish
It is the scottish form of
John. If you look at the German
John which is Johan
the "J" pronounced as a "Yah" rather
than the harsher "Dj" then you can see how
John has migrate
d into Ian.
The Irish version of Ian
is Sean, again you have to go back to John
and play with that in your mouth a little
to get to Sean.
In Wales it is not uncommon to see Ian
spelled with two I's
Iain, they pronounce it as, well I don't
know how to phonetically spell how
they pronounce it, but half a pint of phleghm
in your throat usually helps when trying
to pronounce Welsh.
Ian is also my real name.