Cyrus - boys name

Cyrus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 86%

Cyrus name meaning:

The name Cyrus is of Persian origin and holds significant historical and cultural meaning. It is derived from the ancient Persian name "Kurush," which means "sun" or "like the sun." In Persian mythology, the sun is considered a symbol of power, justice, and wisdom, reflecting the qualities associated with the name Cyrus.

In history, Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, one of the most powerful empires in ancient times. He is recognized for his leadership skills, military prowess, and ability to unite diverse cultures under his rule. Cyrus was known for his fair and just governance, allowing conquered people to retain their customs and beliefs, which earned him the title "Cyrus the Great."

Therefore, the name Cyrus carries a sense of strength, leadership, and wisdom. It is associated with someone who possesses qualities of power, justice, and fairness. Choosing the name Cyrus for a boy may symbolize the hope that he grows up to be a strong and wise individual, capable of leading and influencing others positively.

Origin: Persian



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Cyrus , Kyra

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Overall UK ranking: 650 out of 4789

56 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Cyrus

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