Gender Masculine
Scripts Κῦρος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. SIE-rəs(English)
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Meaning & History

From Κῦρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.

Related Names

VariantKyros(Ancient Greek)
DiminutiveCy(English)
Feminine FormKyra(English)
Other Languages & CulturesKurush(Ancient Persian) Kyros(Biblical Greek) Koresh(Biblical Hebrew) Ciro, Cirino(Italian) Kourosh, Kurosh(Persian) Kir(Russian) Ciro, Cirino(Spanish)
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Name Days

Poland: January 31
Poland: September 12

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Entry updated May 29, 2020