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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.

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Famous People Named Cyril

Cyril Obiozor, American football player
Lance Cyril Mountain, son of American pro skateboarder Lance Mountain
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the Name Cyril

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 from "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang"
Cyril, Ice Guardian dragon from game "Spyro the Dragon"
Cyril Fielding in E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India"
"Cyril Ash" is an Australian nickname for money
Cyril Figgis, character from the FX animated show "Archer".
Cyril, from Maisy Mouse

Ciril, Cyrill

Cyril's International Variations

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

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