Cyrus Name Meaning & Origin
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).
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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 frequently linked to Persian kings from the ancient Persian Empire. 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 - Actual historical figure (Persian Empire). Not just found in the bible.
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
Miley Cyrus, Singer and Actress
The whole Cyrus family (billy, Miley, etc.)
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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.
Cyrus Henstridge in the popular TV show "The Royals"