Origin of CyrusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Kyros ; from Old Persian K?rush
Known as “the Younger.” 424?–401 BC.
- An ancient king of Persia.
- A male given name.
From Latin Cyrus, from Ancient Greek Κῦρος (Kuros), from Old Persian (kuruš). As a saints' name it has been identified by folk etymology with Ancient Greek κύριος (kurios, “lord”).