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Meaning and name origin

Cairo \ca(i)-ro\ as a boy's 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.


Cairo is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21008 out of 88799, Top 24%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cairo for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cairo name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cairo is also pronounced similarly to Cary, Chiro and Curro. Other suggested similar baby names are Caio, Caird, Cairn, Carr, Chairo, Charro, Ciro, Hairo and Jairo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cairo.