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

The name Cyprian is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "man of Cyprus". Cyprian and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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

Saint Cyprian, 3rd century martyred bishop of Carthage
Saint Cyprian of Antioch, legendary sorcerer and later Christian convert
Saint Cyprian, 3rd century Turkish martyr along with Justina
Cyprian Kamil Norwid, Polish poet
Cyprian Odiatu Duaka Ekwensi, Nigerian novelist
Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, blessed Nigerian priest
Cyprian Brady, Irish politician
Cyprian Godebski, Polish sculptor

Pop Culture References for the name Cyprian

Cyprian Youdle, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Cyprian, old-fashioned term for a courtesan, an epithet of the love goddess Aphrodite/Venus, born on the island of Cyprus

Ciprien, Ciprian

Cyprian's International Variations

Cyprien (French) Cipriano (Italian)


Azi*Cwater Says:


amazing namesake, google story of Cyprian of Carthage

RoddyThlayli Says:


Sounds like the name of a prince.

thedarkfirefly Says:


The kid could be called Cy as a nickname, and this gets an approval.

Patmoose Says:


J.K. Rowling sure uses all the unusual and interesting names.