Cyrus Name Meaning & Origin

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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My boyfriend was named Cyrus. He was the best, he brought me chocolates, flowers, jewelery; BASICALLY EVERYTHING. One day, he was walking me to my house and then he got shot. He died the next day. 8 years later, I named my son after him. He died of a bacterial infection 10 days after his birth. I than named my second son Cyrus 3 years later. At the age of 5 he committed suicide.

The Moral Lesson of this Story: DON'T EVER NAME YOUR CHILD CYRUS.

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Famous real-life people named Cyrus: | Edit

Cy Young, famous baseball player
King Cyrus - Actual historical figure (Persian Empire). Not just found in 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
Miley Cyrus, Singer and Actress
The whole Cyrus family (billy, Miley, etc.)

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.
Cyrus Henstridge in the popular TV show "The Royals"

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