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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in the 18th century. From Russian Кири́лл (Kiríll), ultimately from Ancient Greek Κύριλλος (Kúrillos). Cognate with English Cyril.

Proper noun[edit]

Kirils m

  1. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Кири́лл (Kiríll).
  2. A male given name.


  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Kirils was the only given name of 1767 persons in Latvia on January 1st 2011, including Russian speakers.