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Meaning of Cyrus

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The name Cyrus has the following meaning:

A King or "Lord". Thought to originate from the greek word "Kyrios" with similar meaning.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Cyrus is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 506 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Cyrus fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 12 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 520 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Cyrus in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Cyrus is pronounced as sy-rus


Cyrus originates from the Persian language.

See other suggested Persian boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Cyrus and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Cyrus: Boys - Dareh, Davood, Jasper, Kyree, Ladarius, Raheem, Rahim, Shad, Girls - Ester, Jasmine, Both genders - Esther


Popular Variants for the name Cyrus: Ciris, Ciro, Cirus, Cyress, Cyrie, Cyris, Cyriss, Cyro, Kiris, Kiro, Kirus, Ky, Kyress, Kyrie, Kyris, Kyriss, Kyro, Syris, Syrus


Common nicknames for the name Cyrus are: Cy


We think the name Cyrus should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Cyrus to be: Dependable and quiet chap

In one word, you might describe Cyrus as a(n) "dependable" person.

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Famous persons

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

Cyrus Hall McCormick, born on 15 February, a famous inventor. Cyrus Hall McCormick's background: An American inventor and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which became part of International Harvester Company in 1902.

Cyrus Livingston Dunham, born on 16 January, a famous politician. Cyrus Livingston Dunham's background: A U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Cyrus Roberts Vance, born on 27 March, a famous politician. Cyrus Roberts Vance's background: The United States Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1980. He approached foreign policy with an emphasis on negotiation over conflict and a special interest in arms reduction. In April of 1980, Vance resigned in protest of Operation Eagle Claw, the secret mission to rescue American hostages in Iran.
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