[ 2 syll. (c)hi-ron, ch-ir-on ] The baby boy name Chiron is pronounced as CHAYRAHN †. Chiron is used chiefly in English and German. Its origin is Old Greek. The name Chiron means hand. Cheiron (Old Greek) and Kheiron (Old Greek) are older forms of the name. In Greek mythology, Chiron was centaur, a half-man half-horse creature. Unlike other centaurs who were given to drink and violence, he was civilized, kind, and wise, and was a good healer.
Chiron is uncommon as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.
† Pronunciation for Chiron: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"