What does Cyril mean?
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.
(male) Coril, Cyrilley, ..
(female) Cyrili, Cyrin, ..
How popular is Cyril?
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Cyril for boys. Cyril reached its peak position of #307 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
The only other popular alternative form of Cyril is Cy (#1987 the previous year). Adoption of these forms of Cyril was common during the years 1910-1919 (average #1153) and is now much diminished, with the version Cyril becoming somewhat dated.
Cyril▼ is alike in pronunciation to Sorel and Zuriel. Other suggested similar names are Aymil, Carel, Carl▼, Carvil, Caryl, Cecil▼, Ceri, Chris▼, Corie, Corin, Cris, Cyran, Cyrus▲, Jeril, Meril and Toril. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cyril.