Cynthia Meaning and Origin

Cynthia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning “from Mount Cynthus.” It is derived from “Kynthia”, which was an epithet of the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis. The name became popular in the English-speaking world during the 18th century and has since been a common name for girls. The name Cynthia has several variations, including Cynthea, Cyndi, Cindy, and Sindy. In some cultures, it is also spelled as “Kynthia”. Famous people with the name Cynthia include American author Cynthia Ozick, American singer and actress Cynthia Erivo, and British actress Cynthia Nixon. The name has also been used in literature, such as in the poem “The Complaint of Cynthia” by Edmund Spenser.

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