Origin of CyrusClassical Latin from Classical Greek Kyros from Old Persian K?rush
- 424?-401 ; Pers. prince: called the Younger
- died 529? ; king of the Medes & Persians: founder of the Persian Empire: called the Great
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”).