Name: Cyrus

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cyrus

  • Meaning:
    Sun; lord; throne
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    (SY rus)
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    English and Persian speaking countries
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    The name Cyrus is derived from either the Persian word "kurush," which may relate to the sun, or "kuru", which relates to throne.

    Cyrus the Great was the first Persian ruler; he conquered Babylon, and is known Biblically for releasing the Hebrews from their captivity there.

    Cyrus is the name of several saints. The most famous was martyred in Egypt in AD312.

    Cyrus has gained popularity due to the association with teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus.

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