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Meaningfrom Mount Cynthus
Other names
Related namesCindy, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cindi, Cinthia, Cintia, Cinta, Cinzia, Cyndia

Cynthia is a feminine given name of Greek origin: Κυνθία, Kynthía, "from Mount Cynthus" on Delos island. There are various spellings for this name, and it can be abbreviated as Cindy, Cyndi, or as Cyndy.

Cynthia was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, who according to legend was born on Mount Cynthus. Selene, the Greek personification of the moon, and the Roman Diana were also sometimes called "Cynthia".[1]


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, Angelica's doll on the cartoon Rugrats
  • Sinthia Schmidt, aka Sin (Marvel Comics), comic book supervillainess
  • Cynthia was a plaster mannequin of the 1930s created by Lester Gaba.
  • Cynthia, a diclonius and one of four clones of Mariko in the manga "Elfen Lied"
  • Cynthia is the name of the current champion of the Sinnoh region in the video game and anime Pokémon.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pannen, p. 96.


  • 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