Cyrus: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cyrus

Cyrus

Pronunciation: SIY-ruhs (key)

Origin of the name Cyrus:

Derived from the Greek Kyros, which might be derived from kyrios (lord). Alternatively, Kyros is used as a cognate of the Hebrew Koreish, a derivative of the Persian Kureish, which is from the ancient Kuru, a name believed to be from the Persian Khur (a name for the sun).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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I named my son Cyrus, and the first question most people ask is if I named him for Billy Ray Cyrus. - I'm not a fan, and I say no. The name is from the bible but not overused. People I meet do seem to love the name and say so. My son loves it and was easy for him to learn to write and spell.

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Cy Young, famous baseball player
King Cyrus of the Bible
Cyrus McCormack
Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, son of actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer, Runner-Up on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance
Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer and actor

Cyrus in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cyrus is mentioned 23 times in the Old Testament. (Wikipedia)
Character named Cyrus in Anne Rice book Servant of the Bones.
In the Super Nintendo video game Chrono Trigger a hero named Cyrus is a character.
"Cyrus", comedy film starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei.
Cyrus Rutherford Beene is the White House Chief of Staff on the television show Scandal.

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