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Gender: Male Meaning of Cyrus: "sun" Origin of Cyrus: Persian Cyrus's Popularity in 2017: #427

The name Cyrus is a boy's name of Persian origin meaning "sun". Cyrus is ranked #427 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Creative Nicknames".

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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.

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Famous People Named Cyrus

Cyrus the Great, Cyrus I of Anshan, and Cyrus the Younger, Kings of Persia
Cyrus Roberts Vance, U.S. Secretary of State
Cyrus Roberts Vance Jr., New York District Attorney
Cyrus Danall Gray, American NFL football player
Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor
Cyrus Sylvester Frederick Christie, Irish footballer
Cyrus Berenice Kouandjio, American NFL football player
Cyrus Habib, American politician; 16th Lieutenant Governor of Washington
Cyrus Villanueva, Australian pop singer
Cyrus Rowlett "C. R." Smith, American former CEO of American Airlines
Cyrus Willard "Cy" Kendall, American actor
Cyrus Peirce, American educator
Cyrus Cotton "Cy" Hungerford, American editorial cartoonist
Cyrus Alessandro Twombly, son of painter Cy Twombly
Cyrus Zachariah Shepherd-Oppenheim, son of actress Cybill Shepherd
Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, son of actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy

Pop Culture References for the name Cyrus

Cyrus Fawcett, main character in 2010 film "Cyrus"
Cyrus Foley, character on American soap "Guiding Light"
Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom, character in the 1997 film "Con-Air"
Cyrus Beene, a character on TV's "Scandal"
Cyrus Goodman, character on TV's "Andi Mack"
Cyrus Lupo, a detective on TV's "Law & Order"
Cyrus Rose, minor character on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Cyrus, character in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Cyrus, a genie, on TV's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"
Cyrus Gold, real name of Solomon Grundy in DC Universe
Cyrus Pinkney, character in DC Universe
Cyrus Silk, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Cyrus Best, character in "The Sims" video game series
Cyrus DeBarge, main character in 2012 film "Let it Shine"
Cyrus Montrose, character in "The Alienist"

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

Cyrus's International Variations

Ciro (Italian)