Cairo Name Meaning & Origin

Cairo

Pronunciation: KIY-roh (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Cairo

I have a child 6 years old and we named her Cairo. Yes her! I realize that the name is probably intended for a boy but we didn't care. We love the name. For me the sound is soft yet powerful. Me and my girlfriend were on a back packing trip through Egypt, now either in Cairo or around Cairo my daughter was conceived. The obvious 2nd choice was Alexandria as we were also visiting this area around that time. But we opted for Cairo. And we are glad we did. As someone previously has mentioned, when you tell people her name almost always people say it is a nice name. We look forward to seeing how the name is received as she gets older. My girl is already quite independent and confident so lets hope she lives up to the names meaning.

Personal experiences with the name Cairo

I have a 23 month old son named Cairo, the name is not common and I absolutely love it. I've never heard of anyone with this name, except the City of Cairo. When people ask us our sons name they always say wow thats a nice name. I just always liked the way the name Cairo sounded and decided it would be a great name for my son. He is a very out-going child with a strong name.

Nicknames for Cairo

Many of the times we call Cairo, "Cai" Some people Call him "Ro" whatever goes, goes I suppose(:

Meanings and history of the name Cairo

Arabic in origin, Cairo translates to "Triumphant" or "Victorious" one.

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Cairo in song, story & screen

My son is 13, named Cairo. He is a Very strong athlete, he surfs, Skims, and now does ninja training. He is also an actor and model. I named him Cairo because I was drawn to the name but it’s meaning fits him perfectly. “The Victorious”
I mostly get people with a strong reaction when I tell them his name “wow, Cairo?” They seem to like it. Older people do not like it, but in general the response is powerful. My son loves his name, and mostly he never has to tell his last name, as he is known as simply “Cairo.”

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