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Gender: M Meaning of Cyprian: "man of Cyprus" Origin of Cyprian: Greek

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With a long and noble history -- Cyprian was one of the great Christian Latin writers -- this could make a highly unusual but meaningful choice.

Cyprian has been in use since medieval times, initially made known via the third century lawyer, martyr and bishop of Carthage, St. Cyprian, who wrote widely on theological themes...

There was a noted Nigerian writer named Cyprian Ekwensi, and a character named Cyprian in a Louise Erdrich novel, and in Harry Potter, Cyprian Youdle is a Quidditch referee.

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Famous People Named Cyprian

St. Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, martyred in 258; a leading figure in the history of the Western Church
St. Cyprian of Antioch, legendary sorcerer and later Christian convert, bishop and martyr
Cyprian Norwid, Polish poet

Pop Culture References for the Name Cyprian

Common name in Christian inscriptions of the Roman Empire. Well used in Britain from the 13th century until the 17c.
Cyprian Youdle, character in the Harry Potter series
This was an old-fashioned term for a courtesan, being an epithet of the love goddess Aphrodite/Venus, who was born on the island of Cyprus.

Ciprian, Ciprien

Cyprian's International Variations

Cyprien (French) Cipriano (Italian)