Cyril name meaning

Updated: March 18th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, German, Czech and Slavic
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Cyril cy-ril
Meaning: Lordly, Proud, Masterful, Borne by Large Number of Saint, Lord, Divine and Of the Lord
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What does Cyril mean?

Origin of Darling and Perpetual Cyril is in Old Greek language is a unisex name predominantly used in German, Czech, Slavic and English, meaning of Cyril is "Lordly, Proud, Masterful, Borne by Large Number of Saint, Master, Divine or Of the Lord".

The name is celebrated on March 18th.

How do I pronounce Cyril?

cy-ril is the most common way to pronounce two syllabled Cyril.

Variants of Cyril

Kyrillos, Ceril, Ciro, Kurush, Kyros, Cicero, Cyrus, Ciceron, Ciris, Syrus

Names that rhyme with Cyril

How popular is the name Cyril?

Cyril was among the popular names in France. Since emerging in 1911 around 88261 babies have been given the name. When at the peak of its usage in 1973, it ranked 20th when 4499 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 87 years. Moreover, the name has been to the top 50 baby names 22 times Cyril is a common name in United States given to over 11831 babies in 152 years.

At present the moniker is on a rise, in 1902, it ranked 261st when 328 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Moreover, the first name has been to Also, In Belgium, Cyril was once a common name since emerging in 1995 it has been given to over 2346 babies.

When at the peak of its usage in 2000,. However after 24 years, the name is on free fall on the charts.

Cyril is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 100 names.

In 1999, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 99 on boy names chart when 82 babies were given the name Cyril. Over 903 people have been named Cyril in Switzerland.

Cyril is a unique baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 100 names. In 1966, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 91 on boy names chart when 46 babies were named Cyril.

Over 528 people have been named Cyril in Ireland.

Cyril is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, even after 23 years of use, it could not make it big.

There are over 151 babies that have been given the name Cyril in England and Wales. But Cyril is a popular baby name in Nigeria where every 1 in 6000 have the name as well as in, England, Philippines, South Africa, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Canada and India.

According to our findings, at least 290000 people have been bestowed Cyril around the globe.

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Cyril in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Cyril?

When it comes to your personal life, you prefer to keep it private. Live a life to remember. Otherwise, you will definitely regret the opportunities you missed when you get older. Although you believe your dreams are too wild to realize, you are completely wrong. You never go anywhere or do anything without a plan, or two. Leave your own mark in the world. To you, if something works out, fine. If it doesn't, fine again.

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Middle names for Cyril

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Sibling Names for Cyril

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Famous people named Cyril

  • Cyril of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria from 412 to 444
  • Cyril of Jerusalem, distinguished theologian of the early Church
  • Cyril Jackson, was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford 1783–1809
  • Cyril Tourneur, English soldier, diplomat and dramatist
  • Cyril Jackson, South African astronomer,
  • Cyril Sidlow, Welsh football goalkeeper
  • Cyril Maude, English actor-manager
  • Cyril Ritchard, Australian stage, screen and television actor
  • Cyril Wyche, English lawyer and politician
  • Cyril Scott, English composer, writer, and poet
  • Cyril Hare,
  • Cyril Mountfort, New Zealand ecclesiastical architect
  • Cyril of Bulgaria, first Patriarch of the restored Bulgarian Patriarchate
  • Cyril Hurcomb, 1st Baron Hurcomb, British civil servant
  • Cyril Fox, English archaeologist
  • Cyril Collard, French author, filmmaker, composer
  • Cyril Garbett, Anglican bishop and author
  • Cyril Hoyt, long-time member of the University of Minnesota Department of Educational Psychology
  • Cyril Sinelnikov, Soviet nuclear physicist of world renown
  • Cyril May, Australian country music singer and songwriter
  • Cyril Mango, British scholar of the history, art
  • Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer
  • Cyril Archibald, Ontario political figure
  • Cyril Norman Hugh Long, English-American biochemist and academic administrator
  • Cyril Toumanoff, Russian-born American historian and genealogist
  • Cyril Falls, 20th Century British military historian
  • Cyril Dabydeen, Guyana-born Canadian writer of Indian descent
  • Cyril Offord, British mathematician
  • Cyril Jackson, British educationist
  • Cyril Harrison, English first-class cricketer: a left-handed batsman and slow left arm bowler
  • Cyril Musil, Czechoslovakian cross country skier
  • Cyril Duprey, Trinidad and Tobago businessman
  • Cyril Bibby, biologist and educator
  • Cyril Lord, British entrepreneur known principally for the manufacture of carpets during the 1960s
  • Cyril Briggs, African-Caribbean American writer and communist political activist
  • Cyril Porter, British track and field athlete
  • Cyril Posthumus, British writer on the history of motor cars
  • Cyril Rootham, English composer, educator and organist
  • Cyril Norwood, English educationalist
  • Cyril Hatton, footballer with QPR
  • Cyril Raymond, British character actor
  • Cyril Burt, English educational psychologist and geneticist
  • Cyril Lucaris, Greek prelate and theologian
  • Cyril Stanley Smith, British metallurgist and historian of science
  • Cyril Clarke, British physician, geneticist and lepidopterist
  • Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English physical chemist and a Nobel Prize laureate
  • Cyril Hilsum, British physicist and academic
  • Cyril Domb, internationally recognised theoretical physicist
  • Cyril VII of Constantinople, was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Cyril Ponnamperuma, Sri Lankan scientist
  • Cyril M. Kornbluth, American science fiction author and a member of the Futurians
  • Cyril Cusack, actor
  • Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament for Rochdale
  • Cyril Holland, older of the two sons of Oscar Wilde and Constance Lloyd and brother to Vyvyan Holland
  • Cyril Lowe, English rugby union footballer
  • Cyril Towers, Australian rugby union player
  • Cyril Connolly, English literary critic and writer
  • Cyril Newall, 1st Baron Newall, senior officer of the British Army and Royal Air Force
  • Cyril Radcliffe, 1st Viscount Radcliffe, British lawyer and Law Lord best

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