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Origin: Greek

Meaning: a Latinized form of Greek Kynthia meaning "of Mount Cynthus" or "from Mount Cynthus", referring to someone from Mount Cynthus on the isle of Delos.

Cynthia was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis because she and her brother were born there (Apollo's epithet was Cynthius).

Nicknames: Cindy/Cyndi

  • Kynthia 
  • Cinzia (Italian)
  • Cintia (Spanish, Hungarian)
  • Cínzia (Portuguese)

Male forms:
  • Cynthius