CYNTHIA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κυνθια (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SIN-thee-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Κυνθια (Kynthia) which means "woman from Kynthos". This was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born. It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance, and it did not become common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century.
Related Names
VARIANT: Kynthia (Greek Mythology)
DIMINUTIVES: Cindi, Cindy, Cyndi, Sindy (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Cinzia (Italian), Cíntia (Portuguese)
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