Gender Masculine
Scripts Ὑάκινθος(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Ὑάκινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by the god Apollo, who mournfully caused this flower 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

VariantsHyacinth, Hyakinthos(Greek Mythology) Hyakinthos(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesHyacinthe(French) Jácint(Hungarian) Giacinto(Italian) Hiacynt, Jacek, Jacenty(Polish) Jacinto(Portuguese) Jacinto(Spanish)


Entry updated May 29, 2020