Cyrano is a boy’s name of Greek origin, meaning “from Cyrene.” It refers to the Greek, and later Roman, city of Cyrene in modern-day Libya. Today, the name Cyrano is most commonly associated with the 17th-century French writer Cyrano de Bergerac, the subject of Edmond Rostan’s play Cyrano de Bergerac. As well as being a novelist and playwright, he was also a famous duelist and a key figure in the libertine movement. Though little is known about him, Cyrano has been the center of countless studies, as well as many biographies and fictionalized accounts of his life. With its literary connotations, rich history, and swashbuckling flair, this name is sure to help baby stand out from the crowd!
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