Meaning and Origin of Cyprian - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Cyprian

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Spanish, Greek : From Cyprus

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Possibly an altered spelling of French Cyprien, from a medieval personal name, from Latin Cyprianus (originally an ethnic name for an inhabitant of Cyprus), or a shortened form of Greek Kyprianos, Kyprianis, Kyprianidis, ethnic names for an inhabitant of Cyprus (Greek Kypros), or patronymics from the personal name Kyprianos (of the same derivation). The most prominent saint of this name was St. Cyprian of Carthage, a theologian and martyr who died in 258 ad.