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What does Cy mean?

Cy Pronunciation of Cy [cy] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Cy) is a Greek name, and Cy means "master, lord". Cy is a variant form of Cyril (Greek): from Kyrillos. Cy is also a variation of Cyrus (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


1 different relation via Cyril, Cyrus: Ciro.

Creative forms:
(male) Cer, Sey, ..

(female) Cla, Cydi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cy Rowdy (C.R.), ..

How popular is Cy?

Cy is an uncommon first name for men. Cy is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cy entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #1403 in the U.S. in 2005, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Cy are Ciro, Cyril and Cyrus (#472 in 2015). These forms of Cy reached the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less widespread today, with the version Cyril becoming less in vogue. Cyrus is the most chic name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cy, Ciro, Cyril, Cyrus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cy is alike in pronunciation to Si. Other suggested similar names are Coy, Cyd, Hy and Ty. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cy.

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