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.
VARIANTS: Hyacinth, Hyakinthos (Greek Mythology), Hyakinthos (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hyacinthe (French), Giacinto (Italian), Jacek, Jacenty (Polish), Jacinto (Portuguese), Jacinto (Spanish)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017