Cyprus means in the bible: An island in the Eastern Mediterranean called Chittim, which was originally Chittim. It is the birthplace for Barnabas Acts 4:16; it is also the place where Christian converts were taken during persecution following the death of Stephen Acts 11.19-20. Paul and Barnabas Acts 13; 4; 15:39; 21;3-16; 27;4.
(in Bible Dictionary)