Last updated on 7 September 2017
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 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."
- 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 (1939-2015), first wife of musician John Lennon
- Cyndi Lauper (born 1953), American musician and LGBT rights activist.
- 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 (Todino), American freestyle singer
- 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 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
- Cynthia Woodhead, American athlete
- 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, Pearl, and Platinum
- 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.
- Cynthia is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening
- Cynthia Muldoon, character in Tom Stoppard's play The Real Inspector Hound
- Cynthia, a diclonius and one of four clones of Mariko in the manga "Elfen Lied"
- 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
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