Diminutive of Cyrus, Persian

Cy Origin and Meaning

The name Cy is a boy's name meaning "sun".

This evocative short name is suddenly chic — it was recently chosen by Jennifer Lawrence for her baby boy. JLaw's son's name honors Cy Twombly, the influential mid-century American artist. Born Edwin Parker Twombly Jr., both Cy Twombly and his father shared a nickname after baseball player Cy Young (himself born Denton True Young).

We foresee Cy heating up in a big way, along with other Cy- names like Cypress, Cyan, and Cyra.

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Famous People Named Cy

  • Edwin Parker "Cy" TwomblyAmerican painter
  • Denton True "Cy" YoungAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Cy Aridio PeregoSaldana (b. 2015), son of American actress Zoe Saldana and Italian artist Marco Perego; twin brother Bowie Ezio
  • Cy Quinn (b. 2019)daughter of model Arizona Muse.

Cy in Pop Culture

  • Cy the CardinalIowa State University mascot
  • Cy Blue Blackcharacter from movie "Rocket Gibraltar"
  • Cya Cylon from Galactica 1980 in TV's "Battlestar Galactica"

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