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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cypher

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  • A submission from North Carolina, United States says the name Cypher means "Gifts from God" and is of Celtic / Gaelic origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and verb Cy"pher
See Cipher.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A message written in a secret code
  2. A secret method of writing
  3. A person of no influence
  4. A quantity of no importance
  5. A mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
  6. Make a mathematical calculation or computation
  7. Convert ordinary language into code
  1. Alternative spelling of cipher

Notable Persons Named Cypher

Cypher is a comics character.


Cypher Zero is a [general manager] and new york circus works. Cypher was born on November 30th, 1976 in Evanston, Illinois.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cypher

Cypher is a comics character.


Julie Cypher is a film director. Julie was born on August 24th, 1964 in Wichita, Kansas.


Jon Cypher is an actor. He was most active from 1957 to 2004. Jon was born on January 13th, 1932 in New York City.


Mighty Cypher is a calypso music musician. His career lasted from 1940 to 1990. Mighty is also known as Lord Cypher.


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Popularity of Cypher as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cypher U.S.
  White 91.58% 64.26%
  African American 0.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cypher

People with the last name Cypher are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cypher

  • How Popular is the name Cypher? Cypher is the 46,706th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cypher was the 19,731st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cypher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52 babies born with the first name Cypher in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cypher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2011 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cypher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cypher is Friday, January 3rd, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Cypher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cypher was in 2017 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cypher: Your name in reverse order is Rehpyc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hcrepy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cypher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,365 people with the last name Cypher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cypher? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cypher as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.