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Cynthia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Cynthia is of Greek , English and Latin origin.

The meaning of Cynthia is "from mount kynthos".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 491  in baby name popularity for girls with 630 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Cynthia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Cynthia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Cynthia to other names.


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Related Names

Cynthia is a form of the name Kynthia.

The names Cintia, Cinzia, Kynthia are all forms of Cynthia.

Cynthia has the diminutives (nicknames) Cindel, Cindia, Cindy.

Other Tidbits

Cynthia falls into the name categories landform, place.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Cynthia Gregory.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cynthia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cynthia.

Just for fun, see the name Cynthia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cynthia in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.