Name Meaning and Biblical Context of Cyrus
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The Biblical baby name Cyrus is Persian in origin and it's meaning is the sun. The Hebrew name for Cyrus used in the Bible is Koresh.
Cyrus is pronounced sai-rus.
Cyrus the great was the founder of the Persian Empire. He conquered Babylon and liberated the captive Jews. Cyrus provided finances and materials to rebuild Jerusalem. The prophet Daniel lived at the court of Cyrus for a while.
Ezra 1:1,2; 3:7; 4:3; 5:13,17; 6:3; 2 Chronicles 36:22,23; Daniel 6:28; 10:1,13; Isaiah 44:28; 45:1
Strong's concordance H3566
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