Cynthia Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Cynthia:
Popular name derived from the Latin and Greek Kynthia, a name for Artemus, the mythological goddess of the moon and hunting and twin sister of Apollo. The name has its root in Kynthios (from Kynthos, a mountain on the island of Delos).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Cynthia
Cindy, Cyndi, Cindi, Tia, Cinda, Thea, Cynthie, Cyn, Cyd, CeCe, Cinderella, Cia, Thia, Cyndie
- Meanings and history of the name Cynthia
Cynthia comes from the birth of the goddess Artemis (the moon) on the mountain Cynthus on the island of Delos, along with her brother Apollo (the sun). Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, virgins, the wild and animals. She requested from her father, Zeus, to remain a virgin and has done so to remain independent from other gods.
The moon is often called Cynthia in poetry in an allusion to Artemis, her goddess and so has Queen Elizabeth was often called Cynthia to give her praise as an eternally beautiful and independent virgin.
- Famous real-life people named Cynthia
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Cynthia Herrup, American historian of early modern British law and professor
Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, American ethnomusicologist
Cynthia Lennon, first wife of musician John Lennon
Cynthia McKinney, former United States Representative & 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States
Cynthia Nixon, American actress
Cynthia Ryder, American rower
Cynthia "Cyndi" Lauper, American pop singer-songwriter and actress
Cynthia Glassman, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Cynthia Olavarría, actress, TV host, fashion model, and former Miss Puerto Rico
Cynthia Ozick, writer
Cynthia Rowley, American fashion designer
Cynthia Gregory, American ballerina
Cynthia Watros, American actress
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Cynthia, doll belonging to Angelica Pickles on Rugrats and All Grown Up!
Song: Cindy, Oh, Cindy