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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Cyra

Cyra is a Persian-derived feminine name meaning ‘throne’ or ‘sun.’ It is a spelling variation of Cyrus, usually used for boys. Cyrus the Great, who established the Achaemenid Persian Empire in the sixth century BC, is the most famous person to have carried the name. He is renowned in the Old Testament for releasing the imprisoned Jewish captives and enabling their return to their homeland following his conquest of Babylon.

Cyra is another name for Kira. The Greek word “kyrios,” which means ‘lord,’ is occasionally linked to the name. Cyra perhaps rose to fame in tribute to this historical figure and its connotation of strength and brilliance. The name is associated with two saints: a Syrian hermit from the fifth century and an early Irish abbess.

The name Kira has multiple etymologies. Kira, a Russian name is a feminine version of the masculine name Kir or Avvakir. It may also be a shortened form of the names Kyrilla and Kyrana. Kira is the English equivalent of Ciara. Kira is a Japanese name and a feminine version of the unisex Indian name Kiran.

Cyra has a long history that dates back to the ancient Persian Empire. In the English-speaking world, it has been used as a female given name since the late 19th century. Although not very well-liked in the United States, the name has recently grown in popularity.

The common variations of the name Cyra include Cira (English, Russian, Japanese), Kira (English, Russian), Kyra (Russian, Japanese, English), Kyrah (Russian, Japanese), and Kiera (Irish).

Kyra, Sia, Ria, Cee, Cira, Cyri, Cece, Cyrie, Kira, Kyrah, and Kiera are the possible nicknames for Cyra.

Cyra Noavek, is a famous fictional character from Veronica Roth’s novel Carve the Mark. Cyra McFadden (American writer famous for the novel The Serial: A Year in the Life of Marin County) and Adam Cyra, a Polish historian who authored books and articles mostly on World War II history of Poland are the famous name bearers of Cyra.


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Cyra On The Popularity Chart

The popularity of Cyra has fluctuated over the years and can be seen from the graphical representations given below.

Popularity Over Time

Cyra is a relatively uncommon name in the United States, nevertheless, its popularity is increasing slowly and steadily since its inception.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Just like its popularity, the ranking of the name Cyra has also witnessed quite some oscillations. Check out the graphic representation of the information to know more

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Cyra

These names that sound similar to Cyra might appeal to you if you like the way Cyra sounds.

Popular Sibling Names For Cyra

Names With Similar Meaning As Cyra

If the meaning of the name Cyra resonated with you but you’re interested in exploring other options, then have a look at this list of names with related meanings:

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