Cyrus (sie-ris) is a masculine name that is used in the English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, and Ancient Greek languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

Cyrus is derived from the name Kyros, the Greek form of the Persian name Kurush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes assocated with the Greek word for "lord", kyrios.

As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.

Related NamesEdit

Diminutive: Cy

Feminine Form: Kyra, Cyra