Cynthia

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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."[1]

Cynthia
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Greek
Meaning from Mount Cynthus
Other names
Related names Cindy, Cyndi, Cyndy, Cindi, Cinthia, Cintia, Cinta

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Notes

  1. ^ Pannen, p. 96.

References

  • 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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