Type Settlement
Usage English
Scripts القاهرة(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. KIE-ro  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Arabic القاهرة (al-Qahirah) meaning "the victorious", in honour of the conquering Fatimid caliph al-Mu'izz li Din Allah (932-975). This is the name of the capital city of Egypt.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesQahirah(Arabic)
Given Name DescendantsCairo, Kairo, Kyro(English)
User SubmissionCaïro


Entry updated December 7, 2022