The name Kirill is derived from Russian origin, and the meaning of Kirill is ‘loved by the people’. This refers to a person that is admired and appreciated by the people around them. The name is a variation of the Greek name Kyrillos. This name also comes from the Greek word 'κύριος' (kyrios) which means ‘lord’. Here, lord refers to someone of a higher rank and is respected for their power and status by the people around them. There were many early saints known by the name Cyril which was the variation of the name Kirill. One of these saints from the 9th century was a linguist and developed the Cyrillic alphabet which was used to translate the 'Bible' in slavic, hence this name is also popular among Christians. This language is still used today. A famously named Kirill is Kirill Khaliavin who is a Russian-Spanish ice dancer who won a silver medal in the 2019 Championships representing Spain. There are different versions of this name such as Kyrrillos and Kyrios.