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Meaning of Cyril

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The name Cyril has the following meaning:

A master or "Lord".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Cyril is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Cyril in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Cyril is pronounced as sih-ril


Cyril originates from the Greek language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Cyril and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Cyril: Boys - Ambrose, Basil, Girls - Agatha, Charis, Charissa, Cleta, Daphne, Eulalia, Exie, Lexus, Mallie, Melanie, Melina, Melody, Narella, Niobe, Salina, Both genders - Barbara, Lois, Margaret


Popular Variants for the name Cyril: Ciril (Greek), Cirilio, Cirillo, Cirilo, Cy, Cyrill, Cyrille, Cyrillus, Kiril, Kyril


We think the name Cyril should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Cyril to be: A learned person

In one word, you might describe Cyril as a(n) "smart" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Cyril (or its variants) are:

Cyril Smith, born on 11 August , a famous musician. Cyril Smith's background: A virtuoso concert pianist of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and piano teacher.

St Cyril, born on 14 February, a famous religious character. St Cyril's background: As well as being the feast day of St Valentine, today is the feast of St Cyril, who, with his brother Methodius, was a missionary in eastern Europe. They were known as the apostles of the Slavs and are especially revered in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia. St Cyril is credited with inventing the Cyrillic alphabet.

St Cyril, born on 18 March, a famous religious character. St Cyril's background: Today is the feast day of St Cyril of Jerusalem. He was bishop of Jerusalem, but spent many years in exile because of his opposition to the emperor. His lectures, Catecheses, with detailed instructions, survive and areone of the most precious of all Christian antiquities.
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