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Cynthia is a Greek baby girl’s name meaning “woman from Mt. Cythos” and is a name for Artemis, a moon goddess. Cynthia was popular in the 50’s and 60’s but has fallen out of favor in the last 20 years.

Meaning of the name Cynthia:

Greek: woman from Mt. Cythos, moon goddess

Origin of the name Cynthia:

Cynthia is a Greek girl’s name that means “woman from Mt. Cythos” on Delos Island. Cynthia is also an epithet for the Greek goddess of the moon Artemis.

Symbolism of the name Cynthia:

The moon is a symbol of feminine power, fertility, and wisdom to the ancient Greeks. Artemis was goddess of the moon as well as the hunt, animals, and the protector of women.

Style of the name Cynthia:

traditional

Gender of the name Cynthia:

Cynthia is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Cynthia:

SIN-thee-ə

Number of syllables in the name Cynthia:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Cynthia:

Cynthia evokes feelings of wisdom and beauty.

Alternative spellings for the name Cynthia:

Kynthia, Sinthia, Cinthia

Nicknames for the name Cynthia:

Popularity of the name Cynthia:

According to the Social Security Administration, Cynthia is a baby girl’s name that has been popular since 1900. Cynthia was at peak popularity between 1956 and 1965 when it remained in the top 10 names. Cynthia has declined in popular and is #867 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Cynthia:

Great middle names for the name Cynthia and their meanings:

  • Demeter (earth mother)
  • Cybele (mother of all gods)
  • Esme (beloved)
  • Alice (noble)
  • Violet (purple)
  • Ivy (the plant)
  • Coralie (maiden, pearl)

Famous people with the name Cynthia:

  • Cynthia Weil (American songwriter)
  • Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (American author)
  • Cynthia “Cindy” Williams (American actress)
  • Cynthia Erivo (British Broadway actress)
  • Cynthia Bailey (American TV personality)

Cynthia in popular culture:

  • Cynthia “Cindy” Brady (television, “The Brady Bunch”)
  • Cynthia (television, “Rugrats”)
  • Cynthia Delano Banek (film, “Changing Lanes”)
  • Cynthia (video game, “Fire Emblem Awakening”)
  • Cynthia Brandt (webcomic, “Riverside Extras”)