Cyra Name Meaning & Origin

Cyra

Pronunciation: SIY-rə (key)

Origin of the name Cyra:

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 have only ever heard this name pronounced as SYE-ra. Additionally, Cyra is a genus of ladybird beetles.

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Cyra is the feminine form of Cyrus, which is a name of several possible origins.

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St. Cyra, early Irish abbess.
Cyra McFadden, American author.

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Cyra Hafise, heroine of Bertrice Small's novel, "The Kadin"

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