(in modern Persian
, کوروش – Kurush
– and in Greek
) is a common Persian given name.
It most commonly refers to Cyrus the Great, but has many other uses.
Persian monarchs and princes
- Cyrus I of Anshan (ca. 650 BC), King of Persia
- Cyrus II of Persia (559–529 BC) – also known as Cyrus the Great – the grandson of Cyrus I, an Achaemenid ruler and the founder of the Persian Empire
- (See also: Cyrus Cylinder, Cyrus in the Judeo-Christian tradition and Cyrus the Great in the Quran)
Other persons named Cyrus
- Cyrus of Alexandria, a Melchite Patriarch and co-founder of Monothelism
- Saint Cyrus, 4th century Coptic saint
- Cyrus Townsend Brady American journalist, historian and adventure writer
- Cyrus Broacha, MTV India VJ
- Cyrus S. Eaton, American banker, investor, and philanthropist
- Cyrus Field, American businessman who successfully laid the first transatlantic telegraph cable
- Cyrus Hamlin (general) Union General during American Civil War, son of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin
- Cyrus Leroy Baldridge, American artist, illustrator, author, and adventurer
- Cyrus McCormick, American inventor who developed the modern mechanical reaper
- Cyrus R. K. Patell, a literary and cultural critic.
- Cyrus Peirce, founder of first public normal school in America.
- Cyrus Poncha, National squash coach in India.
- Cyrus Sahukar, MTV India VJ
- Cyrus Rowlett Smith, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under president Lyndon B. Johnson.
- Cyrus Vance, U.S. Secretary of State under President James E. Carter.
- Cyrus E. Dallin, American sculptor
- Cyrus Toulabi, American student filmmaker
- Gordon Cyrus, Swedish performer and record producer
- An American family: