Cynthia Gender Female Origin Word/Name Greek Meaning from Mount Cynthus Other names Related names Cindy, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cindi, Sindy, Synthia, Cinthia, Cintia, Cinzia, Cynthia is a feminine given name of Greek origin: Κυνθία, Kynthía, "from Mount Cynthus" on Delos island. It can be abbreviated as Cindy or as Cyndy. There are various spellings for this name.
Cynthia was originally an
epithet of the Greek goddess of the moon, Artemis, who according to legend, was born on Mount Cynthus. Selene, the Greek personification of the Moon, and the Roman Diana (by way of their identification with Artemis) were also sometimes called "Cynthia". [1 ] People with the given name Cynthia (or a variant thereof) [edit ] Cynthia or Cindy Bremser (born 1953), American runner Cintia Dicker (born 1986), Brazilian model Cynthia Dobrinski (born 1950), handbell composer Cynthia Gibb (born 1963), American actress Cynthia Glassman, American economist Cynthia Gregory (born 1946), American ballerina Cynthia or Cindy Greiner (born 1957), American heptathlete and long jumper Cynthia Herrup, American law historian Cynthia Kenyon, American molecular biologist Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, American ethnomusicologist Cynthia Lennon (born 1939), first wife of musician John Lennon Cynthia McKinney (born 1955), American politician Cynthia, Christian name of Saori Minami (born 1954), Japanese singer Lady Cynthia Mosley (1898–1933), British politician Cynthia Nilson, Argentinian singer and songwriter Cynthia Nixon (born 1966), American actress Cynthia Olavarría (born 1982), Puerto Rican model Cynthia Ortega (born 1956), Dutch politician Cynthia Ozick (born 1928), American writer Cynthia Richards (born 1944), Jamaican singer Cynthia Deyanira Rodríguez Ruiz (born 1984), Mexican reality TV personality Cynthia Rothrock (born 1957), American martial artist and actress Cynthia Rowley, American fashion designer Cynthia Ryder (born 1966), American rower Amy Elizabeth Thorpe (1910–1963), an American spy codenamed "Cynthia" Cynthia Valdez (born 1987), Mexican rhythmic gymnast Cynthia Watros (born 1968), American actress Cynthia Weil (born 1940), American songwriter Cynthia Wesley (born 1949), a victim of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing Fictional characters [edit ] Cynthia, with certain Sonnets, and the legend of Cassandra, panegyric by Richard Barnfield (1574–1620) Cynthia’s Revels, play by Ben Jonson (1572–1637) Cynthia (Pokémon), champion of the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Cynthia Brisby, a young mouse in the 1982 film The Secret of NIMH Cynthia Murdoch, character in Agatha Christie's 1916 mystery novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles Cynthia Brandon, younger mortal sister of Alice Cullen, a vampire in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series Cynthia, Angelica's doll on the cartoon Rugrats Synthia Schmidt, aka Sin (Marvel Comics), comic book supervillainess Cynthia was a plaster mannequin of the 1930s created by Lester Gaba. See also [edit ] Notes [edit ] References [edit ] Pannen, Imke, When the Bad Bleeds: Mantic Elements in English Renaissance Revenge Tragedy Volume 3 of Representations & Reflections; V&R unipress GmbH, 2010. ISBN 9783899716405