Cynthia

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Cynthia
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameGreek
Meaningfrom Mount Cynthus
Other names
Related namesCindy, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cindi, Sindy, Synthia, Cinthia, Cintia, Cinzia, Syendy
 
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Cynthia
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameGreek
Meaningfrom Mount Cynthus
Other names
Related namesCindy, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cindi, Sindy, Synthia, Cinthia, Cintia, Cinzia, Syendy

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]

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  1. ^ Pannen, p. 96.

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