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Cyrus

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20k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cyrus

"Cyrus" is a name of Persian origin, and it means "Of the Sun". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)
Wiktionary

From Latin Cyrus, from Ancient Greek Κῦρος (Kûros), from Old Persian 𐎤𐎢𐎽𐎢𐏁 (kuruš). As a saints' name it has been identified by folk etymology with Ancient Greek κύριος (kúrios, “lord”).

  1. An ancient king of Persia.
  2. A male given name.

Cyrus was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Cyrus

Cyrus the Great is royalty. He holds the title King of, and, King of the Four Corners of the World , King of Kings, King of Persia, Anshan, Media, King of Babylon, King of Sumer, Akkad, List of monarchs of Persia, Anshan (Persia), Medes, List of kings of Babylon, Sumerian King List, and List of. He was most active from 559 to present. Cyrus was born as the child of Cambyses I and Mandane of Media in Anshan (Persia).

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Cyrus Mistry is a chairman of tata group, tata group, and chairman oftata group. Cyrus was born as the child of Pallonji Mistry on July 4th, 1968.

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Cyrus was given the name Cyrus Hall McCormick by his parent Robert McCormick (Virginia) on February 15th, 1809 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, U.S. He left this life on May 13th, 1884.

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Cyrus Vance was a United States Secretary of State, United States Secretary of the Army, and United States Deputy Secretary of Defense. His military service ended in 1946. Cyrus was born on March 27th, 1917 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S. He passed away on January 12th, 2002.

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Cyrus Habib is a Washington Senate Democratic Whip and Whip (politics). Cyrus was born on August 22nd, 1981 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

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Cyrus Arnold is an actor. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Cyrus was born on January 2nd, 2003 in Burbank, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cyrus

She has been prominent since 2003. Miley was given the name Destiny Hope Cyrus by her parent Billy Ray Cyrus on November 23rd, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.

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Noah Cyrus is an actress. Noah was given the name Noah Lindsey Cyrus by her parent Billy Ray Cyrus on January 8th, 2000 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

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Billy Ray Cyrus is a singer, songwriter, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Billy was given the name William Ray Cyrus by his parent Ron Cyrus on August 25th, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky.

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Trace Cyrus is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Trace was given the name Neil Timothy Helson on February 24th, 1989 in Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.

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Ron Cyrus was an Executive Secretary, Treasurer of the Kentucky AFL-CIO, Regional Representative of the Federal Reserve Board, Treasurer of the KentuckyAFL-CIO, and Regional Representative of theFederal Reserve Board. Ron was born on July 10th, 1935 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S. He died on February 28th, 2006.

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Theodoret of Cyrus was a saint. Theodoret was born in 393 in Antioch. He breathed his last breath in 458.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 54 0 54
1881 40 0 40
1882 46 0 46
1883 47 0 47
1884 37 0 37
1885 40 0 40
1886 59 0 59
1887 38 0 38
1888 45 0 45
1889 35 0 35
1890 31 0 31
1891 22 0 22
1892 47 0 47
1893 33 0 33
1894 27 0 27
1895 25 0 25
1896 22 0 22
1897 31 0 31
1898 25 0 25
1899 24 0 24
1900 36 0 36
1901 26 0 26
1902 22 0 22
1903 22 0 22
1904 22 0 22
1905 25 0 25
1906 33 0 33
1907 20 0 20
1908 23 0 23
1909 23 0 23
1910 27 0 27
1911 29 0 29
1912 79 0 79
1913 86 0 86
1914 87 0 87
1915 124 0 124
1916 124 0 124
1917 136 0 136
1918 140 0 140
1919 102 0 102
1920 117 0 117
1921 128 0 128
1922 139 0 139
1923 110 0 110
1924 110 0 110
1925 111 0 111
1926 130 0 130
1927 104 0 104
1928 79 0 79
1929 76 0 76
1930 94 0 94
1931 88 0 88
1932 76 0 76
1933 78 0 78
1934 87 0 87
1935 82 0 82
1936 80 0 80
1937 77 0 77
1938 75 0 75
1939 56 0 56
1940 72 0 72
1941 78 0 78
1942 69 0 69
1943 69 0 69
1944 83 0 83
1945 50 0 50
1946 74 0 74
1947 76 0 76
1948 88 0 88
1949 96 0 96
1950 80 0 80
1951 86 0 86
1952 78 0 78
1953 70 0 70
1954 78 0 78
1955 97 0 97
1956 88 0 88
1957 85 0 85
1958 91 0 91
1959 77 0 77
1960 77 0 77
1961 90 0 90
1962 88 0 88
1963 78 0 78
1964 66 0 66
1965 88 0 88
1966 63 0 63
1967 71 0 71
1968 96 0 96
1969 74 0 74
1970 100 0 100
1971 83 0 83
1972 86 0 86
1973 86 0 86
1974 91 0 91
1975 93 0 93
1976 77 0 77
1977 137 0 137
1978 132 0 132
1979 126 0 126
1980 160 0 160
1981 173 0 173
1982 142 0 142
1983 149 0 149
1984 160 0 160
1985 133 0 133
1986 135 0 135
1987 151 0 151
1988 166 0 166
1989 157 0 157
1990 152 0 152
1991 164 0 164
1992 200 0 200
1993 207 0 207
1994 190 0 190
1995 177 0 177
1996 209 0 209
1997 276 0 276
1998 357 0 357
1999 363 0 363
2000 397 0 397
2001 428 0 428
2002 506 0 506
2003 508 0 508
2004 473 0 473
2005 509 0 509
2006 500 0 500
2007 586 0 586
2008 539 0 539
2009 518 0 518
2010 531 0 531
2011 505 0 505
2012 581 0 581
2013 659 0 659
2014 640 5 635
2015 631 0 631
2016 722 0 722

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Popularity of Cyrus as a first name

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Popularity of Cyrus as a last name

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Common last names for Cyrus

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cyrus U.S.
  White 56.09% 64.26%
  African American 36.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cyrus

People with the last name Cyrus are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cyrus

  • What name lists does Cyrus rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Cyrus? Cyrus is the 1,656th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cyrus was the 7,322nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cyrus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,252 babies born with the first name Cyrus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cyrus to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cyrus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 54 new born babies.
  • When was Cyrus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cyrus is Wednesday, December 23rd, 1807.
  • What year had the most people named Cyrus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cyrus was in 2016 with a total of 722 babies.
  • Random Cyrus Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cyrus ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 14 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Cyrus: Your name in reverse order is Suryc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cusyr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cyrus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,557 people with the last name Cyrus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cyrus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Cyrus as their last name.

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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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