C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Cyril (pr. see-ril) is an English male name. It comes from Greek Kyrillos meaning “lord” from kyrios (lord, master) from kûros (lord, master, ruler) derived from PIE *ḱewH- (to swell, spread out; strong, powerful).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Cyrill (English)
  • Cyrille (French)
  • Cyrillus (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Kyrillos (Ancient Greek)
  • Kyriakos (Ancient Greek, Greek)
  • Cyriacus (Late Roman)
  • Kiril (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Kirill (Russian)
  • Ciriaco (Italian, Spanish)
  • Cirillo (Italian)
  • Ciríaco (Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Kirils (Latvian)
  • Cyryl (Polish)
  • Ciril (Slovene)
  • Kyrylo (Ukrainian)
  • Cyriel (Dutch, Flemish)


Female forms:

  • Cyrilla (English)
  • Cyrille (French)
  • Cyrielle (French)
  • Cyriaca (Late Roman)
  • Cirila (Slovene)
  • Kyriaki (Greek)
  • Kyriake (Greek)
  • Kyria (English, Greek)
  • Cyria (English)


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