Sirius name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sirius mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sirius

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Sirius is of Greek origin and means "Sirius is the brightest star seen in the night sky from Earth. 'Glowing or Scorching'".
  2. According to a user from Sweden, the name Sirius is of Greek origin and means "glow (from fire) and is a star that shines the brightest in February. It also is the star with the strongest light seen from Earth".
  3. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Sirius is of Greek origin and means "Sirius is the name of a star, in Canis Major to be exact. it is also known as the dog star. i've heard many people say it means night star or star in dead of night".
  4. According to a user from Finland, the name Sirius is of Greek origin and means "Star on the Canis Major constellation".
  5. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Sirius is of Greek origin and means "Glowing or scorching".
  6. A user from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Sirius is of Greek origin and means "Burning. Origin:Latin from Greek".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sir"i*us
The Dog Star. See Dog Star.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. ���, properly, scorching

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major

From Latin Sīrius, from Ancient Greek Σείριος (Seírios), usually taken from σείριος (seírios, “scorching; scorcher”).

  1. (astronomy) A binary star system in the constellation Canis Major long understood as a single extremely luminous white star, associated in ancient Egypt with the Nile flood and in Greek and Roman culture with the "dog days" of summer.

Sirius was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, German, and Latin

Notable Persons Named Sirius

Notable Persons Named Sirius

Sirius Torijano


Fun Facts about the name Sirius

  • How Popular is the name Sirius? Sirius is the 17,924th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sirius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 448 babies born with the first name Sirius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sirius to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sirius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Sirius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sirius is Monday, December 5th, 1927.
  • What year had the most people named Sirius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sirius was in 2019 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Sirius Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sirius is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Sirius: The name spelled backwards is Suiris. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ussrii. How do you pronounce that?
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