Cairo: unisex baby name popularity and meaning


An Egyptian place name great for both boys and girls, Cairo capitalizes on the geographic naming trend but adds a whiff of the exotic (unlike Dallas or Brooklyn). If your little Cairo lives up to the name’s origins, you’ll spend a lot of time cleaning sand out of your washing machine.


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Famous people named Cairo:

Model Cairo Dwek; son of rapper Tyga, King Cairo Stevenson; daughter of actress Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict, Cairo Tiahna Hardrict.

Fun fact:

The Egyptian capital’s official name is al-Qāhirah, meaning “place of Mars,” referring to the fact that Mars was rising during the city’s inception.

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