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Cyrus Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Cyrus is of Persian origin.

The meaning of Cyrus is "sun".  

It is also of Greek origin, where its meaning is "master, lord" and English origin, where its meaning is "like the sun".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 17028  in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.  It ranked 461 in popular baby names for boys with 629 occurrences. 

View the Cyrus Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Cyrus has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Cyrus to other names.


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Related Names

Cyrus is a form of the name Kyros.

Variants of the name Cyrus include Khurshid.

The names Ciro, Cyra, Khorsheed, Khorvash, Khur, Kurush are all forms of Cyrus.

Cyrus has the diminutive (nickname) Cy.

Other Tidbits

Cyrus falls into the celestial name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Cyrus Vance.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cyrus in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cyrus.

Just for fun, see the name Cyrus in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cyrus in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.