Cyrus is an English transliteration of the Persian name, Kourosh. For the etymology, see Cyrus (name).


Persian Monarchy

  • Cyrus I (ca. 650 BC), King of Anshan
  • Cyrus the Great (559–529 BC) – also known as Cyrus II – the grandson of Cyrus I, an Achaemenid ruler and the founder of the Great Persian Empire
(See also: Cyrus Cylinder, Cyrus in the Judeo-Christian tradition and Cyrus the Great in the Quran)

Other persons named Cyrus

Given name


  • An American family:
    • Ron Cyrus (1935–2006), Kentucky politician
    • Billy Ray Cyrus (born 1961), American musician and actor
    • Trace Cyrus (born 1989), American musician; (former) lead guitarist of Metro Station
    • Miley Cyrus (born 1992), American actress and singer
    • Noah Cyrus (born 2000), American actress
    • Annalyn Cyrus (born 1997), American actress
  • Gordon Cyrus, Swedish performer and record producer

Fictional characters

  • Cyrus, a character from the TV series Trailer Park Boys
  • Cyrus (Chrono Trigger), a character in the video game Chrono Trigger
  • Cyrus, a gang leader in the 1979 film The Warriors
  • Cyrus, the coldblooded leader of Team Galactic in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
  • Cyrus Bortel, a character from Kim Possible
  • Cyrus Gold, the DC Comics character Solomon Grundy (comics)
  • Cyrus Lupo, a detective character from Law & Order
  • Cyrus Simpson, the brother of Abraham Simpson in The Simpsons
  • Cyrus Smith, the leading character in Jules Verne's novel Mysterious Island
  • Cyrus Tolliver, a character from the TV series Deadwood
  • Sergeant Cyrus, a character in the videogame Dawn of War 2
  • Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom, a character in the 1997 film Con Air, played by John Malkovich
  • Cyrus, a vampaneze from The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan


See also

  • Koresh (disambiguation)
  • Syrus

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  • Cyrus — Cyrus, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 303 Housing Units (2000): 164 Land area (2000): 0.288414 sq. miles (0.746990 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.288414 sq. miles (0.746990 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Cyrus — m U.S.: from the Greek form (Kyros) of the name of several kings of Persia, most notably Cyrus the Great (d. 529 BC). The origin of the name is not known, but in the early Christian period it was associated with Greek kyrios lord, and borne by… …   First names dictionary

  • Cyrus — Cyrus1 [sī′rəs] n. [L < Gr Kyros < OPers Kūrush] a masculine name: dim. Cy Cyrus2 [sī′rəs] 1. 424? 401 B.C.; Pers. prince: called the Younger: see CUNAXA 2. Cyrus II died 529? B.C.; king of the Medes & Persians: founder of the Persian… …   English World dictionary

  • Cyrus — Cyrus, Name, s. Kyros …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cyrus — Cyrus, s. Kyros …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cyrus — (grch. Kyros, altpers. Kurus), der Ältere, der Begründer des Pers. Reichs, aus dem Geschlecht der Achämeniden, nach der Sage Sohn des Kambyses und der Mandane, Tochter des med. Königs Astyages, befreite sein Vaterland von der med. Herrschaft,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cyrus — Cyrus, der Stifter der Persermonarchie, geb. um 598 vor Chr., Sohn des Kambyses, des den Medern unterworfenen pers. Fürsten, und der Mandane, der Tochter des medischen Sultans Astyages. Seine Jugendgeschichte ist uns in mährenhafter Gestalt… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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