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Kairo is a trendy and upbeat baby name for boys or girls. It comes from both the baby name and the place name Cairo. Though just recently appearing on the Social Security Index in 2017, Kairo is already a top 250 name option for boys.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Kairo:

Kairo is a variation of the baby name Cairo, which is a place name. Cairo was a city in Egypt. In Arabic, it was called al-Qahirah to represent victorious people located in England. As such, Kairo can be interpreted to mean “victorious one”.

Nicknames for the Name Kairo:

Kairo is a very cool name, so it needs a cool nickname to go with it! Many of these options are unisex, while others are distinctly feminine or masculine. Take a look at the list:

  • Kai 
  • Ro
  • Roro
  • KK
  • Kay 
  • Iro
  • Air
  • Kar
  • Kary
  • Ros
  • Rosie 
  • Roses
  • Ka
  • Kaz
  • Kaio
  • K.R.

Symbolism of the Name Kairo:

Kairo originates from the place named Cairo. This latter name, which comes from al-Qahirah, means “the victorious”. This translates to “victorious one” as the meaning of Kairo.

Baby name Kairo

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Gender of the Name Kairo:

Kairo is a unisex baby name, slightly more common for boys.

Pronunciation of the Name Kairo:


Number of Syllables in the Name Kairo:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Kairo:

Kairo feels young, fresh, and new. It is youthful and very unique for boys or girls.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Kairo:

  • Cairo
  • Kyro
  • Kaero
  • Cyro

Popularity of the Name Kairo:

Kairo was put on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index in 2017 at rank 803. It moved to the top 500 list in 2018 at rank 483. As of 2022, Kairo is a top 250 name for boys at rank 250. This is higher than the original spelling, Cairo, which is only rank 306. The name has not ranked on the top 1,000 names for girls in the 21st century.

Great Middle Names for Kairo and Their Meanings:

Famous People with the Name Kairo:

There are no famous people with the baby name Kairo.

  • Kairo (name of boy band from Mexico)
  • “Kairo” (title of a video game)
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