Cynthia
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I like Cindy as a nickname for Cynthia. I just hate it when people spell it like this: Cyndi.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2005
This is a beautiful name. It means moon goddess. This was my mothers name, I think it should mean women of virtue and truth.
-- temeka  12/9/2005
Cynthia was the first wife of John Lennon, mother to Julian Lennon.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
Cynthia is the given name of singer Cyndi Lauper.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
I have also seen the short version of this name spelled Cyndie.
-- songseeker  12/28/2005
Cynthia is the birth name of American supermodel Cindy Crawford.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2006
Cynthia is a sweet name. Any girl would love to have it (uh, me.) It maybe doesn't roll of the tougne easily but it's really nice.
-- simple_plan_luver  4/28/2006
Cynthia is a beautiful name and has seven letters in it which makes it a lucky name in my book!
-- rnovluv  6/30/2006
This is a lovely name, it should be used more.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Cynthia Kirkpatrick is a character in Elizabeth Gaskell's novel "Wives and Daughters."
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2007
This name was once popular, but not really anymore. I think this name is very pretty and many Greek names are interesting. This is one of them! There are no students named Cynthia at my school so that makes this name kind of unique! YEAH!
-- CharlieRob  5/6/2007
This name makes me think: quiet, shy, friendly, and with a heart of gold. I like this name because it's unpopular.
-- spaz123  6/13/2007
Cynthia is the name of the Champion in the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl video games.
-- VIT  7/23/2007
I love the name Cynthia. It's classical and has a beautiful sound. But every Cynthia I've ever known has gone by the common nickname of Cindy, and I can't stand that. Turning the lovely Cynthia into the insubstantial, perky-sounding Cindy is such a crime.
-- queenv  9/28/2007
I love the name (it's mine) but I HATE Cindy. It has nothing to do with the name! If some one calls me Cindy I slap them. I go by Cynthia, or with family by Cynthy or Cynth.
-- crazyleprecaun29  3/6/2008
Cynthia was the doll who Angelica was obsessed with in the cartoon "Rugrats." She's not necessarily a famous bearer, but that was the first time I've heard of it, and all I can see is Angelica yelling at her doll. :)
-- Lady Seashell  3/18/2008
Cynthia, she's a really cool dancer
Cytnhia, boogie to the groove now.
-- Athena91  8/29/2008
A famous bearer is American actress Cynthia Nixon (born April 9, 1966). She's best known for her Emmy Award winning television role as lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the television series 'Sex and the City' from 1998 to 2004. She is also well-known for her stage roles on Broadway, including 'The Philadelphia Story,' 'Indiscretions,' and 'Rabbit Hole,' for which she won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play.
-- AndrewJKD  4/7/2008
This is a very good name. I just love names that start with this sound. Cynthia reminds me of little pink flowers.
-- missBridget  4/15/2008
My name is Cynthia and I hate my name, my nickname is Cyndi. No one ever has anything with CYNDI or CYNTHIA on it.
-- smileygrlx  7/6/2008
Cynthia was the sister of the moon goddess, Diana.
-- mamabear  7/31/2008
Cynthia was not a sister of the Roman Diana or the Greek Artemis. It was one of the nicknames of Artemis. This because she was born on Delos with the mountain Cynthus.
Personally I don't see Cindy as short for Cynthia, just Cyn or Cynthi.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2011
Literal meaning is "moon" - "a reflector of light".
-- mamabear  7/31/2008
I think this is quite a nice name, should be used more often, and makes the bearer sound intelligent, in my opinion.
-- walesgal92  3/8/2009
I love this name, and I think it's very beautiful. It sounds better than a lot of the girls' names used right now. However, I can't stand the nickname Cindy.
-- bananarama  9/16/2009
It's a pretty little name. I like the nickname 'Cyn'.
-- Golden Phoenix  10/9/2009
I love the name Cynthia. It sounds elegant and beautiful. It was really popular in the 60's, but its popularity has declined since, so now it's pretty unique. I also love the Greek origin.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2009
Alternative Origin: China
Pronounced: SIN-thee-ə

Americanized form of Chinese name Xian, pronounced as Sian or Synd or Cynd, meaning refined, elegant, sophisticated, and wise.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2009
It's a really nice sophisticated name. The nickname Cindy isn't all that great though. I prefer Thia as a nickname.
-- italiannames  12/25/2009
In the 'Rugrats' Angelica had a doll called Cynthia so I can only think of her doll when I hear this name.
-- starz26  4/23/2010
I think Cynthia is a really pretty name. My honorary cousin's name is Cynthia.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2010
Very nice name with a lot of history. You can't say that about stupid names like Kaylie and Kylie.
-- Chrila96  12/4/2010
I like the name Cynthia. I think it's feminine, strong but gentle, sassy, and classy.

I'll always hate Cindy (it's cutesy, 60's), but I love the nickname Cyn. I think it's perfect, 'cause if the kid is tomboyish they don't have to go by something quite as frilly. And even if they are girly it's short, cute, and different.
-- ratz  1/17/2011
This name reminds me of the spring season. A lovely name.
-- autumn23  3/31/2013
My mother loved some song "Cindy, oh Cindy" IDK. She was French, Catholic and told that she should give her kid a good "bible" name and my mother named me out of her artistic emotion. Cindy. My birth certificate says Cynthia. But I was always called "SEEENdee" in a French accent. The only females who went by "Cynthia" were snobby, white, bitches in Orange County CA (1980's Reganomics Era).
-- cindylm  9/14/2014
I love Cynthia. I don't understand why they go by Cindy. I think it would be cute to call her Thia or Thea (TH-EE-Uh). I hope to see this name more.
-- LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
Very old fashioned and dainty. It reminds me of names like Elizabeth, Emily, Clara, Cecilia, Beatrix, etc.
-- Hushpuppy  7/5/2015
Pretty name. It's sort of old and classic, yet young and innocent, like the name Laura.
-- Hushpuppy  7/31/2015
This name always makes me think of Angelica Pickles beloved barbie doll. "CYNTHIA!" Lol.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2016
I know a Cynthia in real life, but she goes by Cynt.
-- lichnost  4/2/2016
Cynthia is one of those names I always dismissed as dated. I just came across the name again after not hearing it in awhile and I think it's very feminine and cute. I see it's still given but I wonder when it'll be time for a major comeback... :-)
-- silly_rabbit  5/8/2016
Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford is an American model and actress. Her years of success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet. Crawford is one of the original five "Supermodels". She was named No. 3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s and was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health. Crawford is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career.
-- cutenose  1/20/2017
Cynthia Calvillo is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the straw weight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Calvillo made her amateur debut in 2012 and garnered a 5-1 record over 4 years which includes 3 finishes and 4 championships.
-- cutenose  4/8/2017
Cynthia Bailey is an American model, reality television star and actress. Bailey was born in 1967. At age 18, she moved to New York to start a modelling career and signed with Wilhelmina Models. She has appeared twice on the cover of Essence and modelled in European fashion shows. Bailey has also appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair and in a number of movies. She also appeared in the music video for New Order's "Round and Round" off their 1989 album "Technique". She also appeared in two episodes of The Cosby Show. In 1990, she appeared in "Without You I'm Nothing".
-- cutenose  5/25/2017
Cynthia Klitbo is a Mexican actress of telenovelas, theater and Mexican cinema. She is best known for her roles as Laura in Televisa's telenovela La Dueña, as Tamara de Duval in Televisa's telenovela El privilegio de amar and as Juana Godoy de González in Televisa's telenovela Teresa.
-- cutenose  6/16/2017
Cynthia Payne was an English brothel keeper and party hostess who made the headlines in the 1970s and 1980s, when she was acquitted of running a brothel at 32 Ambleside Avenue, in Streatham, a southwestern suburb of London.
-- lilolaf  7/31/2017

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