GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Υακινθος (Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by Apollo, who caused a lily to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Hyacinth, Hyakinthos (Greek Mythology), Hyakinthos (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hyacinthe (French), Giacinto (Italian), Jacenty, Jacek (Polish), Jacinto (Portuguese), Jacinto (Spanish)