Name: Cynthia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cynthia

  • Meaning:
    From Kynthos
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (SIN thee ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Cynthia

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  • Used in:
    English and Greek speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In ancient times Cynthia was a cult title of the Greek god Apollo (from Mount Kynthos on Delos, the island on which Apollo was born) and not used as a girl's first name. The Latin elegist Propertius did write love poetry to a woman called Cynthia, but he named her precisely because of the connection with Apollo, god of poetry.

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