Cairo - boys name

Cairo name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Cairo name meaning:

The name Cairo is of Arabic origin and holds multiple meanings. It is most commonly associated with the capital city of Egypt, Cairo, which has a rich historical and cultural significance. The word "Cairo" itself means "victorious" or "conqueror" in Arabic. Additionally, Cairo can also be interpreted as a variation of the name Kairu, which has Swahili roots and means "rejoice" or "celebrate."

The name Cairo brings to mind images of ancient pyramids, bustling markets, and a vibrant cityscape. As a boy's name, Cairo conveys a sense of strength, resilience, and triumph. It carries an exotic and adventurous aura, reflecting the city's diverse heritage and captivating charm. Parents who choose the name Cairo for their son may be seeking a name that represents victory, celebration, or a connection to Egyptian or African culture. Overall, Cairo is a name that evokes a sense of admiration for history, culture, and the spirit of conquest.


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Overall UK ranking: 385 out of 4789

113 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Cairo

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