Cyrus (disambiguation)

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Cyrus is a masculine given name and a surname. It may also refer to:

Films and entertainment[edit]



  • Cyrus I of Anshan, i.e. Cyrus I of Persia, King of Anshan in Persia from c. 600 to 580 BC or, according to others, from c. 652 to 600 BC
  • Cyrus the Great, i.e. Cyrus II of Persia (c. 600 – 530 BC), the founder of the Achaemenid Empire
  • Cyrus the Younger, son of Darius II of Persia and Parysatis, Persian prince and general
  • Cyrus and John, Christian saints, venerated as martyrs, particularly by the Coptic Church
  • Cyrus of Alexandria (died 642), Melchite patriarch of the Egyptian see of Alexandria in the 7th century, one of the authors of Monothelism, and the last Byzantine prefect of Egypt
  • Cyrus of Panopolis, full name Flavius Taurus Seleucus Cyrus (floruit 426-441), a senior East Roman official, epic poet, philosopher and a lover of Greek arts
  • Cyrus (metal musician), guitarist for Norwegian band Dimmu Borgir

Given name[edit]

  • Cyrus Adler (1863–1940), American educator, Jewish religious leader and scholar
  • Cyrus A. Ansary (born 1934), American lawyer and philanthropist
  • Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (1889–1977), American artist, illustrator, author and adventurer
  • Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861–1920), American journalist, historian and adventure writer
  • Cyrus Broacha, TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist, podcaster and author, prankster
  • Cyrus Byington, (1793-1868), American protestant missionary and linguist in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
  • Cyrus C. Carpenter (1829–1898), American Civil War officer, Governor of Iowa and U.S. Representative from Iowa
  • Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861–1944), American sculptor best known for his depictions of Native American men
  • Cyrus L. Dunham (1817–1877), American attorney, soldier, and prominent Indiana politician, serving most notably as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1849 to 1855.
  • Cyrus S. Eaton (1883–1979), Canadian-American investment banker, businessman and philanthropist
  • Cyrus Harvey Jr. (1925–2011), American film distributor, the co-founder of Janus Films, and part-owner of the Brattle Theatre
  • Cyrus K. Holliday (1826–1900), one of the founders of the township of Topeka, Kansas, in the mid 19th century and was Adjutant General of Kansas during the American Civil War
  • Cyrus Hostetler (born 1986), American javelin thrower, OLympian
  • Cyrus Kar (born 1961), Iranian-born American film director and professor, and now-vindicated alleged terrorist who was captured by United States forces in Iraq
  • Cyrus Kingsbury (1784-1870), American protestant missionary, noted for work among the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory.
  • Cyrus G. Luce (1824–1905), American politician in Michigan. He served as Governor of Michigan
  • Cyrus Macmillan, (1882–1953), Canadian academic, writer and politician
  • Cyrus McCormick (1809–1884), American inventor and businessperson
  • Cyrus McCormick Jr. (1859–1936), American businessman
  • Cyrus Vance (1917–2002), American lawyer, politician, United States Secretary of State
  • Cyrus Vance Jr. (born 1954), New York County District Attorney
  • Cyrus Villanueva, Australian singer
  • Cyrus Mistry (born 1966), Irish businessman of Indian origin, former chairman of Tata Group, an Indian business conglomerate
  • Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Indian businessman
  • Cyrus D. Prescott (1836–1902), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Cyrus Teed (1839–1908), American eclectic physician and alchemist turned religious leader
  • Cyrus Todiwala (born 1956), celebrity television chef


  • David Cyrus (born 1989), Grenadian international footballer

Billy Ray Cyrus family[edit]


  • Steven Slocum, professional wrestler who competed as "Cyrus"
  • Cyrus, another moniker of Basic Channel's Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus
  • Don Callis, professional wrestler who competed as "Cyrus the Virus"
  • Cyrus Smith (named Cyrus Harding in some English translations), one of the protagonists of Jules Verne's novel The Mysterious Island


Other uses[edit]