|Related Names:||Ciril, Cirilio, Cirillo, Cirilo, Cy, Cyrill, Cyrille, Cyrillus, Cyrus, -il|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Cyril is a derivative from the English form of the word Cyrillus which itself is the Latin form of Kyrillos. Kyrillos is from the Greek name based on “kyrios” meaning “lord” or “master.” The name later (17th Century) began to increase in popularity in England.
According to the Social Security Administration, Cyril is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the United States in the last 15 years.
The name Cyril in international popularity:
- 85th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2000)
- 91st - as a boy's name in France (1998)
- 103rd - as a boy's name in Belgium (2003)
- 104th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2005)
- 104th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2002)
- 107th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2004)
- 545th - as a boy's name in Australia (NSW) (2003)
- 564th - as a boy's name in Australia (NSW) (2001)
- 3016th - as a girl's name in Belgium (2002) 
- There are several saints named Cyril including St. Cyril of Jerusalem was a bishop (?-357) and St. Cyril of Alexandria was a theologian (?-481).
- The name is very popular in the Eastern Orthodox church where St. Cyril and his brother Methodius served as missionaries and taught writing to the Slavs. The Cyrillic alphabet is used today and was developed by St. Cyril and Methodius to translate the bible into Slavic.
- In Ukraine, January 18 is celebrated as a feast day for Cyril.
- The name Cyril is honored as a Saint Day on the 14th of February Catholic for St. Cyril.
- March 18th has been established by the Catholic Church as an official Saint Day for Cyril in honor of St. Cyril of Jerusalem.
- June 27th has been established by Catholics as a Saint Day for Cyril in honor of St. Cyril of Alexandria.
- Slovaks celebrate the 5th of July as a Name Day for the name Cyriaka. 
- Cyril was the name of two early saints: St. Cyril of Jerusalem (?-357) and St. Cyril of Alexandria (?-481). It very popular in the Eastern Orthodox church (St. Cyril and his brother taught the Slavs writing) and did not spread to England until 17th century. It did not become common until the 19th century. 
- Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Nobel Prize Winner, Chemistry 1956
- Cyril Grob, Pioneer in organic chemistry
- Cyril Pinder, football player
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Author: Mike Szimanski
|Meaning||Little lord +|
|Meaningnc||little lord +|
|Origin||English +, Latin +, and Greek +|
|Rank in 2000s||0 +|
|Related||Ciril +, Cirilio +, Cirillo +, Cirilo +, Cy +, Cyrill +, Cyrille +, Cyrillus +, Cyrus +, and -il +|