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Gender: M Meaning of Cyril: "lordly" Origin of Cyril: Greek

A British-accented Greek name with an intellectual image that has been off the U.S. charts since 1966, but was a Top 300 name at the turn of the last century.

Cyril is the name of several saints, including the ninth century Greek missionary who invented the Cyrillic alphabet. In literature, there are Cyrils featured in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Princess Ida and D. H. Lawrence's novel, The White Peacock.

Oscar Wilde named a son Cyril.

Famous People Named Cyril

Saint Cyril of Alexandria
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem
Cyril Obiozor, American NFL football player
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English physical chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Cyril Suk, Czech tennis player
Cyril Lodowic Burt, English educational psychologist
Constantine "Cyril" Lucaris, Greek prelate and theologian; Patriarch of Constantinople
Cyril Rioli, Australian rules footballer
Lance Cyril Mountain, son of American pro skateboarder Lance Mountain

Pop Culture References for the name Cyril

Cyril Tanner, character in Cassandra Clare's "The Infernal Devices"
Cyril Keith, twin brother of Don, younger sibling of Millie Keith, heroine of "A Life of Faith" book series
Cyril Proudbottom, Mr. Toad's Lancashire horse in "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad"
Cyril Gray, character in film "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang"
Cyril, Ice Guardian dragon in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
Cyril Keith, character in Martha Finley's Mildred Keith series
Cyril Fielding, character in E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India"
"Cyril Ash," Australian nickname for money
Cyril Figgis, character on animated series "Archer"
Cyril, squirrel in the Maisy Mouse series by Lucy Cousins
Cyril Shenstone, character in G. A. Henty's, When London Burned
Cyril "Squirrel", character in E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It"

Ciril, Cyrill

Cyril's International Variations

Cyrek, Cyryl, Cyrillio (Eastern European) Kiryl, Kirill (Russian) Cyrille (French) Coireall (Irish Gaelic) Kiril (Bulgarian) Cirillo, Ciro (Italian)