What does Cyril mean?
Cyril [cyril] 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.
(male) Coril, Cyrio, ..
(female) Cyrili, Cyrin, .. Middle name pairings:
Cyril Palmer (C.P.), ..
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)
Cyril reached its peak position of #307 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Cyril is Cy. Adoption of these forms of Cyril was common during the years 1910-1919 (average #1153), but now, the version Cyril has become 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.See names in meaning and etymology.