Usual pronounciation / Chinese pinyin: tiān, Common error in pronunciation by uninformed English-speakers: Tee-ANN / Tee-AWN.
Can refer to sky, field, cosmos, heaven, or forehead in Chinese. Is usually used in conjunction with Lei in a name. Lei means thunder in Chinese. Coincidentally, the bottom part of the word 雷(Léi) is 田, which is pronounced tián. The pronunciation 'tián' can also refer to 甜, meaning sweet.
Of course, all of this only applies to Chinese.
Jo: I met a girl named Tian today and decided that I should research her name.
Kerwin: Great idea! Once you're done, you should totally research every other kid's name in the school and post it on Urban Dictionary dot Com!
Jo: Will do! Thanks Kerwin.
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