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What does Cairo mean?

Cairo /cai-ro/ as a boys' name is pronounced KIE-ro. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Cairo is "victorious". Place name: the name of the capital of Egypt, derived from "al Qahir", the Arabic name of the planet Mars.

Associated with: arabic, victorious


Kreatif forms:
(male) Caico, Cailo, ..

(female) Caico, Cairi, ..

How popular is Cairo?

Cairo is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#15583 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Cairo for boys. Cairo was first listed in 2011 and reached its apex rank of #1103 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cairo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cairo outside U.S.

Similar Names


Cairo is pronounced similarly to Carew, Carey, Carrey, Cary, Chiro, Corry, Cory, Cowry, Curro, Curry and Kari. Other recommended names are Aaro, Cadmo (see Cadmus), Caeo, Caerd, Cai, Caide, Caidon, Caile, Caily, Cain, Caine, Caio, Caird, Cairde, Cairn, Cairne, Cairns, Caius, Camilo, Camron, Camry, Card, Carl, Carlo, Caron, Carr, Carrol, Cato, Cayo, Cayto, Cedro, Chairo, Charro, Chico, Chiko, Chino, Ciro, Clair, Claire, Claro, Darro, Faro, Hairo, Hiro, Jairo, Jiro, Maro, Mauro, Ramiro, Spiro, Taro and Tauro. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cairo.