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How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby missjessie » 14 May 2006, 10:11

Anyone know the correct pronuncation? I've heard a couple things. Not sure which is correct.

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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby ricbru » 14 May 2006, 13:20

You prounounce CHIRILLO this way=KIRILLO

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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby elba » 14 May 2006, 15:27

richbru is right. Kirillo is the correct pronunciation...

Unless you are writing it phonetically - in which case the 'CH' would be shown thus...Cirillo

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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby suanj » 14 May 2006, 19:01

Personally, I think that missjessie mean Chirillo pronunciation as CIRILLO in italian(CHEE -REE-LLO).. suanj
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CHIRILLO italian=KIRILLO english
CHIRILLO english= CHEE -REE-LLO ( as italian Cirillo)
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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby missjessie » 15 May 2006, 04:13

Thanks for the replies. Chirillo was my grandmother's maiden name. My mother thought it was pronounced Sha-rill-Oh. But, then I heard Kirillo and Chee-rillo so I wasn't sure. :)

Does anyone know the meaning of the name? I can't find anything on it.

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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby jcsm400 » 15 May 2006, 04:20

Name History and Origin for chirillo


First Name

Last Name


Last Name
chirillo
status name for the heir to an important estate, a pet form of Chiro, from Greek kleros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’.
nickname from Calabrian chirillo ‘piglet’, a derivative of Greek khoiros.
altered spelling of Cirillo.


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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby missjessie » 15 May 2006, 04:58

Thank You for finding that! I must have missed it. :D

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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby MaxIT » 22 May 2006, 00:36

Right prononciation is

kiriillo

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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby katchi » 22 Feb 2011, 03:06

This is my surname... and we have been pronouncing it:


shir ill o

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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Feb 2011, 11:47

My, such an old thread!

You may want to try here: http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php

and try "Birillo" here: http://www.vocabolaudio.com/it/birillo (replace the first syllable with "key")
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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby jamiecapaldi » 22 Feb 2011, 16:13

Chirillo is found;

Gizzeria Catanzaro (CZ) Calabria
Motta Santa Lucia Catanzaro (CZ) Calabria
Rose Cosenza (CS) Calabria
Pedivigliano Cosenza (CS) Calabria
Sambiase Di Lamezia Terme Catanzaro (CZ) Calabria

and as above, pronounced 'ki - ree - llo'
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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Feb 2011, 17:43

jamiecapaldi wrote:Chirillo is found;

Gizzeria Catanzaro (CZ) Calabria
Motta Santa Lucia Catanzaro (CZ) Calabria
Rose Cosenza (CS) Calabria
Pedivigliano Cosenza (CS) Calabria
Sambiase Di Lamezia Terme Catanzaro (CZ) Calabria

and as above, pronounced 'ki - ree - llo'


It bears pointing out that speakers of American English pronounce the letter "i" in most cases as they would when referring to themselves with the pronoun, I. So, "ki" looks like ki in kite, that thing that children fly on a breezy day.

In Italian, the letter "i" is usually pronounced as the English long "e": key, cheat, cheese, me, and so on.
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Re: How do you pronounce the surname CHIRILLO?

Postby jamiecapaldi » 22 Feb 2011, 22:30

Carmine, you are right! Ta.

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