Cy (given name)

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Cy is a masculine given name, often a short form (hypocorism) of Cyril, Cyrus or Seymour, and a nickname. It may refer to:

In arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Cy Chadwick (born 1969), English actor, director, producer and presenter
  • Seymour Cy Coben (1919-2006), American songwriter
  • Cy Coleman (1929-2004), American composer, songwriter and jazz pianist born Seymour Kaufman
  • Cyril Cy Endfield (1914–1995), American screenwriter, film and theatre director, author, magician and inventor
  • Seymour Cy Feuer (1911–2006), American theatre producer, director, composer and musician
  • Cyril Cy Grant (1919–2010), Guyanese actor, musician, writer and poet
  • Cyrus Cy Hungerford (1889-1983), American editorial cartoonist
  • Cyrus Cy Kendall (1898–1953), American actor
  • Cyril Cy Laurie (1926-2002), English jazz clarinetist and bandleader
  • Seymour Cy Leslie (1922-2008), founder of Pickwick Records and first president and founder of MGM/UA Home Entertainment Group
  • Seymour Cy Schindell (1907–1948), American actor
  • Cyril Cy Touff (1927-2003), American jazz bass trumpeter
  • Edwin Cy Twombly, Jr. (1928–2011), American painter, sculptor and photographer
  • Cyril Cy Walter (1915-1968), American café society pianist

Politicians[edit]

In sport[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • Cecilio Cy Acosta (born 1946), Mexican former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Frederick Cy Alberts (1882-1917), American Major League Baseball pitcher in 1910
  • Eros Cy Barger (1885-1964), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Clytus Cy Bentley (1850-1873), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Darrell Cy Blanton (1908-1945), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Seymour Cy Block (1919-2004), American Major League Baseball player
  • Cyril Cy Buker (1919-2011), American Major League Baseball pitcher in 1945
  • Arthur Cy Fried (1897-1970), American Major League Baseball pitcher in 1920
  • William Cy Moore (1905-1972), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Harry Cy Morgan (1878-1962), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Cyril Cy Morgan (1920s pitcher) (1895-1946), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ralph Cy Perkins (1896-1963), American Major League Baseball player, coach and manager
  • Kenneth Cy Rheam (1893-1947), American baseball player
  • James Cy Seymour (1872-1919), American Major League Baseball player and general manager and vice president of the Cleveland Indians
  • Cyril Cy Slapnicka (1886-1979), American Major League Baseball pitcher and executive
  • Edwin Cy Twombly (baseball) (1897-1974), American Major League Baseball pitcher in 1921
  • Henry Cy Vorhees (1874-1910), American Major League Baseball pitcher in 1902
  • Wallace Cy Warmoth (1893-1957), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Frederick Cy Williams (1887-1974), American Major League Baseball player
  • Ceylon Cy Wright (1893-1947), American Major League Baseball player in 1916
  • Denton Cy Young (1867-1955), American Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher

Hockey[edit]

  • Cyril Cy Denneny (1891-1970), Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Cyril Cy Thomas (1926-2009), Welsh-born National Hockey League player
  • Marvin Wentworth (1904-1982), Canadian National Hockey League player

Other sports[edit]

In other fields[edit]

  • Salim L. Lewis (1908–1978), American business executive, Managing Partner of Bear, Stearns & Company