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Meaning and name origin

Cyril \cy-ril\ as a boy's name is pronounced SEER-el. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cyril is "master, lord". From Kyrillos, which is derived from "kyrios". The name of at least eight saints, including the theologians Cyril of Alexandria and Cyril of Jerusalem, and a Greek evangelist who brought Christianity to the Slavic-speaking regions of Eastern Europe. Cyrille is the French form. Actor Cyril Ritchard.

Cyril has 10 variant forms: Ciril, Cirilio, Cirillo, Cirilo, Cy, Cyrill, Cyrille, Cyrillus, Kiril and Kyril.

There are 2 feminine forms of Cyril: Cira and Cyrilla.

Suggested similar baby names are Carel, Carl and Caryl.


Cyril is a somewhat popular first name for males (#797 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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