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Gender: M Meaning of Cyrus: "throne" Origin of Cyrus: Persian Cyrus's Popularity in 2014: #461

Very popular in the Iranian community, this name of the founder of the Persian Empire has had a more down-home, corncob pipe-smoking image for most Americans in the past, but this has begun to change.

The powerful Cyrus the Great was the fifth century B.C. Persian leader who conquered Babylon to establish his empire. Since his name is mentioned in the Old Testament, it was fashionable with the Puritans.

Cyrus McCormick was the inventor of the reaper, and Cyrus Vance was Secretary of State under Jimmy Carter. The name is also associated these days with singer Miley Cyrus.

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy named their baby boy Cyrus, and there have been Cyruses on Gossip Girl, Law & Order and Scandal. Ciro is the catchy Italian version.

Famous People Named Cyrus

Cyrus Vance, U.S. Secretary of State (1977-1980)
Cyrus Gray, American football player
Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor
Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, son of actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Cyrus Zachariah, son of actress Cybill Shepherd

Pop Culture References for the name Cyrus

Cyrus Rose, minor character on "Gossip Girl"
"Cyrus," a 2010 comedy-drama U.S. film
Cyrus, in the 4th generation Pokemon games (Diamond, Pearl and Platinum)
Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom, character in the 1997 film "Con-Air"
Cyrus Beene, a character on the U.S. show "Scandal"
Cyrus Lupo, a detective on "Law & Order"
Cyrus, a genie, on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, love interest of Alice
Cyrus Pinkney, a minor "Batman" character
Cyrus Silk, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series

Syrus, Cy, Cyro, Syris, Cyris, Cyress, Cyriss, Cyrie

Cyrus's International Variations

Ciro (Italian)