Given Name CYNTHIA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κυνθια (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SIN-thee-ə (English)  [details]

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.
VARIANT: Kynthia (Greek Mythology)
DIMINUTIVES: Cindi, Cindy, Cyndi, Sindy (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Cintia (Hungarian), Cinzia (Italian), Cíntia (Portuguese), Cintia (Spanish)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017