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Cyril

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
379
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Cyril mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Cyril

"Cyril" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Lordly". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Greek missionary; the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed to him (826-869)
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Via Late Latin Cȳrillus, from Ancient Greek Κύριλλος (Kúrillos), from κύριος (lord, master).

  1. A male given name; best known for a ninth century missionary to the Slavs.

Cyril was also found in the following language(s): Czech, French, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Cyril

Cyril Ramaphosa is a Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Deputy President of the African National Congress, Secretary General of the ANC, Deputy President of South Africa, Chairman of theNational Planning Commission, and Deputy President of theAfrican National Congr. Cyril was born on November 17th, 1952 in Soweto.

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Peter Wyngarde is a film and television actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1953. Peter was given the name Cyril Louis Goldbert on August 23rd, 1928 in Marseille, France.

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Cyril Cusack was an actor. He was most active from 1918 to 1993. Cyril was given the name Cyril James Cusack on November 26th, 1910 in Durban, Natal, South Africa. He left this life on October 7th, 1993.

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Cyril Wecht is a forensic pathologist, politician, attorney, and forensic pathology. He was most active from 2005 to 2006. Cyril was born on March 20th, 1931 in Dunkard Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

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Cyril Lionel Robert James was an influential somebody. Cyril was born on January 4th, 1901 in Trinidad. Cyril is also known as J. R. Johnson. He died on May 19th, 1989.

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Graham Russell is a soft rock musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He was most active from 1975 to present. Graham was given the name Cyril Graham Russell on June 11th, 1950.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cyril

Sabu Cyril is an art director. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Sabu was born on January 27th, 1962 in Kozhikode.

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Malkia Cyril is an influential person. Malkia was given the name Malkia Amala Cyril .

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S. M. Cyril is a famous person. S. was born on July 21st, 1936. S. is also known as Sister Cyril.

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Le Marquand Cyril was a famed individual. Le was born in 1902. He passed away in 1980.

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Solomon Cyril is a noteworthy human.

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Onslow. Cyril was a noteworthy human. Onslow. was born in 1815. He left this life in 1866.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1883 7 0 7
1884 5 0 5
1885 12 0 12
1887 11 0 11
1888 10 0 10
1889 12 0 12
1890 16 0 16
1891 10 0 10
1892 31 0 31
1893 28 0 28
1894 28 0 28
1895 21 0 21
1896 37 0 37
1897 36 0 36
1898 27 0 27
1899 39 0 39
1900 41 0 41
1901 34 0 34
1902 50 0 50
1903 42 0 42
1904 40 0 40
1905 38 0 38
1906 45 0 45
1907 46 0 46
1908 45 0 45
1909 48 0 48
1910 60 0 60
1911 75 0 75
1912 146 0 146
1913 179 7 172
1914 232 0 232
1915 273 0 273
1916 338 10 328
1917 312 6 306
1918 321 8 313
1919 311 7 304
1920 282 5 277
1921 328 0 328
1922 304 5 299
1923 260 0 260
1924 289 7 282
1925 274 7 267
1926 270 5 265
1927 264 0 264
1928 234 0 234
1929 197 0 197
1930 217 5 212
1931 175 0 175
1932 157 0 157
1933 151 0 151
1934 149 0 149
1935 129 0 129
1936 133 0 133
1937 122 5 117
1938 91 0 91
1939 108 0 108
1940 121 0 121
1941 108 0 108
1942 130 0 130
1943 115 0 115
1944 99 5 94
1945 89 0 89
1946 97 5 92
1947 104 0 104
1948 87 0 87
1949 101 0 101
1950 82 0 82
1951 89 0 89
1952 88 0 88
1953 83 0 83
1954 92 0 92
1955 78 0 78
1956 91 0 91
1957 85 0 85
1958 86 0 86
1959 71 0 71
1960 75 0 75
1961 73 0 73
1962 79 0 79
1963 64 0 64
1964 57 0 57
1965 59 0 59
1966 56 0 56
1967 49 0 49
1968 47 0 47
1969 53 0 53
1970 54 0 54
1971 48 0 48
1972 53 0 53
1973 50 0 50
1974 42 5 37
1975 48 0 48
1976 47 0 47
1977 44 0 44
1978 47 0 47
1979 38 0 38
1980 35 0 35
1981 63 0 63
1982 57 0 57
1983 41 0 41
1984 48 0 48
1985 41 0 41
1986 38 0 38
1987 49 0 49
1988 44 5 39
1989 37 0 37
1990 49 0 49
1991 53 0 53
1992 47 0 47
1993 53 0 53
1994 41 0 41
1995 43 0 43
1996 24 0 24
1997 34 0 34
1998 34 0 34
1999 41 0 41
2000 52 0 52
2001 50 0 50
2002 40 0 40
2003 39 0 39
2004 44 0 44
2005 44 0 44
2006 47 0 47
2007 42 0 42
2008 48 0 48
2009 40 0 40
2010 46 0 46
2011 41 0 41
2012 42 0 42
2013 44 0 44
2014 44 0 44
2015 42 0 42
2016 42 0 42

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Popularity of Cyril as a first name

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Popularity of Cyril as a last name

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Common last names for Cyril

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cyril U.S.
  White 10.82% 64.26%
  African American 48.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 31.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cyril

People with the last name Cyril are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Cyril

  • How Popular is the name Cyril? Cyril is the 2,257th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cyril was the 54,418th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cyril have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,743 babies born with the first name Cyril in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cyril to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cyril? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cyril first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cyril is Thursday, March 15th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Cyril born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cyril was in 1916 with a total of 328 babies.
  • Random Cyril Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cyril ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Cyril: Your name in reverse order is Liryc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cryli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cyril? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 379 people with the last name Cyril.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cyril? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cyril as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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