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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cairo

User Submitted Origins

     African American

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Cairo means "One who is victorious" and is of Arabic origin.
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International Interest
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cairo
The capital city of Egypt. It is the largest city in Africa. Population (2000) = 7,010,000.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
  2. A town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

From Italian Il Cairo, from Arabic اَلْقَاهِرَةُ (al-qāhiratu)

  1. The capital of Egypt.
  2. Any of several cities and towns in the United States.

Cairo was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Cairo

Cairo Santos is an athlete for the Kansas City Chiefs. Cairo was born on November 12th, 1991 in Limeira.


Cairo Lima is a soccer player for the Clube Atlético Mineiro, Paraná Clube, Avaí FC, Botafogo Futebol Clube (SP), Ceará Sporting Club, Paulista Futebol Clube, Clube Atlético Metropolitano, CS Gaz Metan Mediaș, Uberlândia Esporte Clube, and Clube Atlético Hermann Aichinger. Cairo was born on September 16th, 1976 in Uberlândia , Brazil.


Cairo was born on February 4th, 1911. He breathed his last breath on March 19th, 1985.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cairo

Urbano Cairo is a soccer player for the S.S.D. Pro Sesto Calcio. Urbano was born on May 21st, 1957 in Italy.


Tommy was born on February 19th, 1958 in Philadelphia.


Miguel Cairo is a baseball player. Miguel was born on May 4th, 1974 in Anaco.


Redouan was born on November 29th, 1982 in Suriname. Redouan is also known as The Spartan.



Ellery Cairo is a soccer player for the Feyenoord, S.B.V. Excelsior, FC Twente, SC Freiburg, Hertha BSC, Coventry City F.C., NAC Breda, Heracles Almelo, and AGOVV Apeldoorn. Ellery was born on August 3rd, 1978 in Rotterdam.


How popular is the baby name Cairo in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 6 0 6
1980 5 0 5
1988 6 0 6
1989 7 0 7
1990 7 0 7
1991 6 0 6
1992 7 0 7
1993 6 0 6
1994 20 11 9
1995 15 5 10
1996 26 13 13
1997 15 6 9
1998 26 9 17
1999 21 8 13
2000 34 9 25
2001 24 5 19
2002 27 6 21
2003 23 0 23
2004 24 0 24
2005 42 0 42
2006 58 7 51
2007 47 11 36
2008 50 5 45
2009 63 5 58
2010 51 5 46
2011 105 12 93
2012 115 10 105
2013 162 6 156
2014 186 14 172
2015 229 8 221
2016 282 16 266
2017 412 14 398
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

Where is the name Cairo popular?

International Interest for Cairo

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Cairo as a first name

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Popularity of Cairo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cairo U.S.
  White 67.59% 64.26%
  African American 4.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 25.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cairo

People with the last name Cairo are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cairo

  • How Popular is the name Cairo? Cairo is the 6,557th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cairo was the 16,555th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cairo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,107 babies born with the first name Cairo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cairo to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cairo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cairo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cairo is Saturday, April 17th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Cairo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cairo was in 2017 with a total of 398 babies.
  • Random Cairo Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cairo is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Cairo: Your name in reverse order is Oriac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oarci. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cairo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,734 people with the last name Cairo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cairo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cairo as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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