Cindy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cindy

Cindy

Pronunciation: SIN-dee (key)

Origin of the name Cindy:

A pet form of Cynthia or Lucinda, Cindy is also bestowed as an independent given name.

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According to the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, the name Cindy is 'uncool', while the name Sydney is 'cool', and the name Sidony is 'cooler'.

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We have a white fluffy cat named Cindy, and this name really fits her. She can be sweet and playful at times, but sometimes she's a little prissy. When she is being lovey or acting cute we call her "Cindy-Lou" or "Cindy-Lou Who".

Nicknames for Cindy: | Edit

Cin, Cinder, Cinders, Cinderella, Cinderelly, Cind, Cindy-Lou/Sue/Rue/Boo, Cindy-Lou/Sue/Rue/Boo Who

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Famous real-life people named Cindy: | Edit

Cindy Crawford, supermodel.
Cindy Williams, actress best known for her role as Shirley in TV series "Laverne and Shirley".
Cindy McCain, American businesswoman and wife of John McCain
Cindy Nelson, American alpine ski racer
Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war activist
Cindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52's)

Cindy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cindy Snow, on the 1970s TV series "Three's Company", played by Jenilee Harrison
Cindy Campbell, the main protagonist of the Scary Movie franchise
"Cindy's Main Mood", song by Buell Neidlinger and Cecil Taylor
Cindy Brady, character from the '70s sitcom "The Brady Bunch"
Cindy Lou Who, character in Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

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