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Meaning and name origin
Cyrus \cy-rus\ as a boy's name is pronounced SY-russ. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cyrus is "lord". Derived via the Greek form Kyros of the name of several kings of Persia. In earlier times, it was linked with Greek "kyrios" meaning "lord". It may also derive from the Persian word for "throne". Historical: Cyrus the Great (fifth century BC) conquered Babylon at the height of its powers and founded the Persian Empire. Biblical: Cyrus is prophetically named in the book of Isaiah as the one who would overthrow Babylon and liberate the captive Israelites. Also the name of a fourth-century saint, a doctor in Alexandria. Inventor Cyrus McCormick; former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.
For more information, see also the related boy name Tyrus.
There is 1 feminine form of Cyrus: Cyra.
Cyrus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#796 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#7766 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cyrus for boys (2015 statistics).
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