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What does Cyril mean?

Cyril \cy-ril\ as a boys' 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 variants: Ciril, Cirilio, Cirillo, Cirilo, Cy, Cyrill, Cyrille, Cyrillus, Kiril and Kyril.

Cyril has 2 feminine forms: Cira and Cyrilla.


Cyril is a somewhat popular first name for men (#797 out of 1220, Top 65%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#77222 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Cyril for boys. Cyril reached its peak position of #271 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carel, Carl and Caryl. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cyril.