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Cindy is a delightful baby name for girls. Reminiscent of fairy tales and folklore, this name has a perennial place in popular culture. Cindy Aurum is the name of a main character in the Final Fantasy franchise, Cindy Brady was the darling youngest sibling on The Brady Bunch, and Cindy “Silk” Moon is a famous heroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the Name Cindy

Cindy is a classic baby name with three different meanings, including light, ashes, and “Woman from Mount Cynthus”. The most common origin is that Cindy is a diminutive of Cynthia. This name originates from the Greek word Κυνθία (Kynthía) and meant “woman from Mount Cynthus.” Located in the Cyclades archipelago, Mount Cynthus is one of the most significant historical and archaeological sites in Greece.

The name Cindy is also a diminutive of the name Lucinda. This name derives from the Latin word lux (meaning “light). Finally, Cindy is a short form of Cinderella. This name attached the feminine suffix –ella to the Old English root cinder (meaning “ashes”).

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Cindy is a diminutive of Cynthia. The name Cynthia was originally a byword of the goddesses Artemis, Selene, and Diana. Ancient Greeks identified Mount Cynthus as the birthplace of Artemis. The of Artemis was the moon. Cindy is also a nickname of Cinderella. Symbols of Cinderella include the hearth and fireplace that produced ashes and thereby granted Cinderella her name.

Nicknames for Cindy

The name Cindy evokes feelings of timeless beauty. Such a timeless and classic name deserves a playful and fun nickname. Below, we've compiled a fun list of names for you to consider for the Cindy in your life:

  • Cin
  • CiCi
  • Cyn
  • Didy
  • Dede
  • Cind
  • Dee

Cindy Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Cindy is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: SIN-dee

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Cindy

  • Cindi 
  • Cyndee
  • Cindie
  • Cindee
  • Sindy
  • Cyndie
  • Cyndy
  • Syndi
  • Syndy
  • Cyndi

Cindy Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Cindy was the 711th most popular baby name for girls in 2014.

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Great Middle Names for Cindy and Their Meanings

  • Andrea (strong, virile, manly)
  • Bianca (white, fair, pale)
  • Claribel (bright, famous, beautiful)
  • Destiny (fate, predetermination, ordination)
  • Esther (star, myrtle, hidden one)
  • Eugenia (well-born, noble)
  • Giovanna (God is gracious)
  • Guadalupe (valley of the wolves)
  • Indira (beauty, splendor)
  • Kaylyn (pure lake)
  • Luana (happiness)
  • Melody (song, tune, rhythm)
  • Patrice (noblewoman, aristocrat)
  • Yesenia (palm tree)
  • Zuleika (brilliant, bright, beautiful)

Famous People Named Cindy

  • Cindy Amaiza (health activist)
  • Cindy Ann Birdsong (singer)
  • Cindy Crawford (supermodel)
  • Cindy Dandois (mixed martial artist)
  • Cindy Louise Jaynes (aeronautics specialist)
  • Cindy Rae Jebb (brigadier general)
  • Cindy Carolina Martinez (volleyball player)
  • Cindy Lou Hensley McCain (wife of John McCain)
  • Cindy Marie Sampson (actress)
  • Cindy Leigh Wilson (singer)
  • Cindy Aurum (character in the Final Fantasy franchise)
  • Cindy Brady (youngest character on The Brady Bunch)
  • Cindy Campbell (main protagonist of the Scary Movie franchise)
  • Cindy Kim (character in the Harold and Kumar franchise)
  • Cindy Lou (supporting character in Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones)
  • Cindy “Silk” Moon (heroine in the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Cindy “Mac” MacKenzie (character on Veronica Mars)
  • Cindy Vortex (supporting character in the Jimmy Neutron franchise)
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