Origin of the name CYRENIUS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name CYRENIUS.
[A Latinised form of N.T. Greek Kurenios,
which again, however, is an attempt to write as a Greek word the Latin Quirinus
("warrior"), the real name of the Roman functionary. [QUIRINUS.]
Q had to become K, for the former letter does not occur in the Greek
alphabet (Luke ii. 2—A.V.)]. (The Sunday
School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)